Pipa aspera
family: Pipidae

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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: French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from western French Guiana, eastern Suriname and central Guyana, from 100-300 m asl. It probably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This is an aquatic frog found in calm areas of small streams amongst the leaf-litter. It has also been recorded from deep stagnant rock pools. The eggs are laid on the back of the female and develop directly on the back. It has not been recorded from disturbed areas.


It is not thought to be a common species, and the population trend is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The range of this species includes protected areas within each country.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Pipa aspera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T58159A61414647. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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