Physalaemus gracilis
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2003 Mirco Sole (1 of 3)
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, Paraguay, Uruguay


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Misiones, Argentina; Durazno, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Rivera, Rocha, San Jose, Soriano and Canelones, in Uruguay. In Brazil, it is known in Parana, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. It has an altitudinal range of 0-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species’ habitat is in the forest borders and Cerrado grasslands. It is a terrestrial species that reproduces using a foam nest in natural temporary pools. It adapts to heavily disturbed and polluted habitats.

In Brazil, this species lays between 400 and 800 eggs per female, whereas in Uruguay these figures ranged between 700 and 1300 eggs per female (Camargo et al., 2008).


It is abundant and widespread.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats -- it adapts to fairly polluted areas.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several 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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a complex of more than one species.


Esteban Lavilla, Axel Kwet, Magno Vicente Segalla, Jose Langone, Diego Baldo 2010. Physalaemus gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57258A11610839. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


IUCN Terms of Use