This species is known from the Gran Sabana region of southeastern Venezuela. It might occur a little more widely. It has been recorded from 800-1,250m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is an inhabitant of savannahs (natural and human induced by fire destruction of original moist tropical forest). Duellman (1997) reported that this species was found in cloud forests on the slopes of the Sierra de Lema and in the Gran Sabana region of southeastern Venezuela, under rocks and logs by day and on open ground at night, especially at the edges of small ponds and slow-moving streams. In heavy rains they begin to call a lot. They lay masses of eggs in foam nests, and the tadpoles develop in water.
It is a common species within its range.
Fires are a threat to the species' habitat locally, but in general it is not significantly threatened.
Its range includes Canaima National Park, in Bolivar State, Venezuela.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Leptodactylus sabanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57165A11593989. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57165A11593989.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019