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.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T58159A61414647.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019