Leptodactylus cunicularius
Rabbit-burrow Frog, Rabbit Foam Frog, Rana Conejera, Sazima's White-lipped Frog
family: Leptodactylidae

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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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the mountains of southeastern Brazil in the state of Minas Gerais. It has been recorded from 1,000-1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of the Cerrado. Eggs are laid in subterranean foam nests (sometimes under stones), and the tadpoles are carried by water to puddles and streams. It is not known whether or not it adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Fire and disturbance of the habitat by tourists is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick, D├ębora Silvano 2004. Leptodactylus cunicularius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57120A11585068. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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