This species is known from Argentina in Catamarca, Córdoba, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Neuquén (?), Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis and Tucumán. It has an altitudinal range of 150-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in grasslands and open scrubland. Adults live under rocks or in abandoned rodent holes outside the breeding season. It reproduces explosively during the first rains in November and December. Pairs spin a foam nest that floats in temporary pools (sometimes in backwater pools of streams). It is abundant in agricultural cropland.
It is an abundant species.
It is not threatened overall.
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.
Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Pleurodema nebulosum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57290A11602402. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57290A11602402.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018