Pleurodema bibroni
family: Leptodactylidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Uruguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Uruguay (in the departments of Canelones, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Rocha, San José and Treinta y Tres, Artigas, Durazno, and Río Negro) and from Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), from 0-1,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in coastal sand plains, open savannahs, rocky outcrops, grasslands and open montane habitats, and probably does not tolerate habitat disturbance. Breeding takes place in temporary pools.


This species is rare and occurs in widely scattered populations. It is probably extinct in Montevideo Department because of habitat destruction.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is habitat destruction due to encroaching cultivation of crops, establishment of pine plantations, and encroaching human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Floresta Nacional de São Francisco de Paula.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because this species is probably in significant decline (but probably at a rate of less than 30% over ten years) because of widespread habitat loss through much of its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a complex of more than one species. It was long confused with Pleurodema thaul, until the work of Donoso-Barros (1969).


Débora Silvano, Esteban Lavilla, Paulo Garcia, Jose Langone 2004. Pleurodema bibroni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57281A11598435. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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