Leptodactylus syphax
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: Bolivia, Brazil


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from central, southeastern and northeastern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and southern Paraguay. It occurs up to 2,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in open areas and rocky outcrops, in rock or termite cavities and the tadpoles develop in lentic habitats (quiet side pools of the stream). It does not seem to adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is only common in ideal habitat situations.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information, but overgrazing, agricultural intensification, and fire might impact local populations.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Ronald Heyer, Steffen Reichle, D├ębora Silvano, Lucy Aquino 2004. Leptodactylus syphax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57169A11594929. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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