This species occurs over a wide geographic range in Argentina and Chile including the Patagonian steppes, transitional zones, and austral temperate forests. It has an altitudinal range of 0-2,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Typically it occurs below rocks or in vegetation in steppe habitats. The species can persist in harsh climatic conditions. Reproduction takes place in the margins of seasonal pools; it has free-swimming larvae. The species is somewhat tolerant of habitat disturbance.
This is a very common species in Patagonia. The species presumably has a large and well distributed population.
There are no significant threats to the species as a whole.
There a number of populations that are protected by the National Parks of Argentina and Chile. In Chile this species is considered as "Insufficiently Known" (Inadecuadamente Conocida) (Reglamento de la Ley de Caza, Chile, 1998).
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Carmen Úbeda, Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Esteban Lavilla, Boris Blotto 2010. Pleurodema bufoninum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57284A11599949. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57284A11599949.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019