Rhinella rubescens
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Cerrado of central Brazil, from the states of Pará and Piauí to Minas Gerais. It has been recorded from sea level up to 1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in open areas, and is associated with permanent streams and ponds, where the females lay their eggs. It appears to adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance, even occurring in urban areas.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Agriculture, fire and dam construction are major threats to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was formerly confused with Rhinella marina.


Rogério Bastos, Dante Pavan, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2010. Rhinella rubescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T54750A11199260. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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