Leptodactylus albilabris
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2004 Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera (1 of 1)
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: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on Puerto Rico, Isla Vieques, Isla Culebra, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. The altitudinal range is from sea level up to 1,030m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is semi-aquatic, inhabiting streams, marshes, and irrigated fields, as well as drainage ditches and gutters in both forested, open country and urban areas. Males call from ground or aquatic vegetation, eggs are laid in foam nests.


While this species is abundant and widespread in the U.S. Virgin Islands, it appears to be in decline in the British Virgin Islands (Perry and Gerber, 2006).

Population Trend


Major Threats

While this is an adaptable species and is known to occur in brackish waters, a potential threat to species viability in coastal wetlands is comprised by the predicted rise in sea level and salt water intrusion as a consequence of global warming (Rios-López, 2008).

Its tadpoles may be vulnerable to competition from Osteopilus septentrionalis (Perry and Gerber, 2006).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in all the protected areas of Puerto Rico. A study of population trends is desirable (Perry and Gerber, 2006).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is not known to be in decline at present.

Taxonomic Notes

Leptodactylus dominicensis is now considered to be a junior synonym of Leptodactylus albilabris (Hedges and Heinicke, 2007).


Neftalí Ríos-Lopez 2010. Leptodactylus albilabris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57113A11581929. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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