This species is known from the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, and Formosa in Argentina, and from Chacoan Bolivia in the Department of Tarija. It has an altitudinal range of 200-700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in the Chacoan lowlands and lower Yungas habitats. It breeds explosively in ephemeral ponds and waterbodies and deposits its eggs in foam nests over water. Males call from the edge or from within the water. It adapts very well to human disturbance, pollution and agricultural activities (including pesticide usage).
It is locally abundant in Argentina.
There are no major threats.
It is not known from any protected areas in Bolivia. It occurs in Calilegua National Park in Argentina.
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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Physalaemus cuqui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57249A11608871. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57249A11608871.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019