Leptodactylus chaquensis
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2009 Víctor Hugo Zaracho (1 of 10)

  hear call (232.0K WAV file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

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: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Northern Argentina (Córdoba, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, Tucumán), Chaco and western oriental region of Paraguay; northern Uruguay (Artigas and Salto), lowland Bolivia; and parts of western (Acre) and southern Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul). It occurs from 0-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on the ground near ponds and flooded areas. It deposits eggs in large foam nests over puddles and flooded areas, with covered or bare vegetation, in water less than 15cm deep. Males call from the water's edge or from within the water. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.


This is a common species. In Cordoba, populations have declined substantially due to persecution.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is consumed as food in Argentina, and this has lead to a decline in populations in Cordoba.

Conservation Actions

The taxonomy needed to resolve this species is complex. It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is a complex of more than one species.


Ronald Heyer, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Leptodactylus chaquensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57118A11583875. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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