Physalaemus henselii
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2009 Raul Maneyro (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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Buenos Aires and Entre RĂ­os in Argentina. It is known to occur within the entire country of Uruguay. In Brazil it is known from Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. It has an altitudinal range of 0-750 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in grasslands near waterbodies. It makes foam nests in natural temporary pools. It occurs in urban areas in Uruguay. Females were found to have an average of 296.95 (range 70-621) mature oocytes (Maneyro et al. 2008). Reproduction has been reported from April to June, which coincides with autumn and early winter in Uruguay (Maneyro et al. 2008).


It is uncommon throughout most of its range. It is common in Uruguay during the short reproductive period (April-June).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Pollution of soil and water due to agriculture, industries and human settlements are major threats. Habitat destruction is another threat.

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 degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Lavilla, E., Kwet, A., Langone, J. & Faivovich, J. 2004. Physalaemus henselii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57259A11610997. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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