Leptodactylus wagneri
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2004 Ryan Sawby (1 of 2)
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: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is present as disjunctive populations in southern Colombia; throughout much of Amazonian Ecuador; disjunctive populations in northern Peru and western Brazil (Acre). It has an altitudinal range of 200-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species that occurs in a wide variety of habitats. Specimens have been found in clearings, marshes and swamps, primary forest, secondary forest, terra firme forest, flooded forest, streams, and lakes (Duellman, 1978; Ron, 2001). It is usually not found too far from waterbodies. Eggs are laid in foam nests in lentic waterbodies; the tadpoles develop in these areas. It may be found in modified areas including agricultural land.


Its abundance is variable throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no threats to this species; it can adapt to modified habitats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in protected areas throughout its range.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Taxonomic Notes

This species is in the Leptodactylus melanonotus Group, Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex (Heyer 1994).


D├ębora Silvano, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Ronald Heyer, Claude Gascon 2004. Leptodactylus wagneri. In: IUCN 2014


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