Pleurodema guayapae
family: Leptodactylidae

© 2003 Steffen Reichle (1 of 1)

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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, Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from central Argentina surrounding the Salinas de Ambargasta (Córdoba, La Rioja, San Juan, Catamarca, and Santiago del Estero Provinces) and from southern Bolivia, in the Department of Santa Cruz (at 200m asl). It has an altitudinal range of 100-700m asl in Argentina.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species on open habitats such as grasslands in the Chaco. It is an explosive breeder. Pairs build foam nests that float in small temporary pools. Its adaptation to anthropogenic disturbance is unknown.


It is locally common throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No threats to this species are known; its habitats are not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

Taxonomic work to resolve the status of allopatric populations is needed. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, 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 species has at least two allopatric populations, and taxonomic work is needed to determine whether or not these are truly conspecific.


Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Claudia Cortez, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Pleurodema guayapae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57287A11601220. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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