Leptodactylus troglodytes
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species from northeastern Brazil has a very wide range from northern Minas Gerais and northern Bahia, north to the States of Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, and Rio Grande do Norte.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of dry and moist savannah and agricultural land in the Cerrado and Caatinga ecosystems, and in dune systems in Atlantic Rainforest zone. It builds foam nests and incubating chambers on wet ground near temporary ponds. The larvae develop in water.


It is a common species. In Bahia, the species occurs in high densities on preserved habitats in the northern region, but is absent from sites further south with more human pressure (Tinoco et al., 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Apart from the impacts of intensive agriculture, overgrazing by livestock and fire, this species is probably not facing any threats. In Bahia, this species was found to be one of the most threatened by environmental loss (Tinoco et al., 2008)

Conservation Actions

It occurs in some protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


Cristina Arzabe, Ronald Heyer 2010. Leptodactylus troglodytes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57171A11595328. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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