This species is known from widely scattered localities in the Amazonian basin of Brazil, Colombia and Peru. There is also a record from French Guiana (housed at KUH), although it needs to be verified.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an aquatic species. It occurs in permanent waterbodies associated with salt licks in the tropical rainforest. The eggs presumably develop on the back of the female, either by larval or by direct development.
It is possibly abundant but it is poorly known.
Forest destruction and international trade are both threats to this species.
It occurs in at least one conservation unit.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Manfred Beier 2010. Pipa snethlageae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T58164A11743322. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T58164A11743322.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018