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.
There are no threats to this species; it can adapt to modified habitats.
It occurs in protected areas throughout its range.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
This species is in the Leptodactylus melanonotus Group, Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex (Heyer 1994).
Débora Silvano, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Ronald Heyer, Claude Gascon 2004. Leptodactylus wagneri. In: IUCN 2014