Pseudis minuta
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2003 Dr. Axel Kwet (1 of 4)
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, Uruguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in Northeastern Argentina (Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Entre RĂ­os, Misiones, Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero), Uruguay, and extreme southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina) from 0-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an aquatic species that occurs and reproduces in ponds and still-water pools of slowly moving creeks. Does not tolerate habitat disturbance that causes the disappearance of water (such as the drainage of wetlands).


It is very common and stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats. It apparently thrives in rice plantations that receive heavy doses of pesticides.

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 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.


Axel Kwet, Esteban Lavilla, Julian Faivovich, Jose Langone 2004. Pseudis minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55903A11385301. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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