This species is known from the Amazon Basin in Colombia and Venezuela. It can also be found in the northwestern sector of the Amazon basin in southwestern Colombia, northeastern Brazil, and extreme southern Venezuela. In Venezuela, it has been reported from Cerro Neblina, Estado Amazonas. Its distribution is not completely known. It can be found at altitudes below 400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in rocky habitats in the forest of tropical rainforest. It also occurs in flooded forest. Eggs are found in foam nests and tadpoles are found in lentic water.
It is locally common.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It occurs in 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.
This species is in the Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex, according to the original description. Heyer (1998) suggested that this species might be the sister taxon of Vanzolinius.
Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Fernando Castro 2004. Leptodactylus diedrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57122A11585801. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57122A11585801.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018