Odontophrynus occidentalis
family: Odontophrynidae

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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: Argentina


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in central and south-central Argentina. It has an altitudinal range of 50-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in montane forests, rocky outcrops, and scrub habitats. It reproduces in permanent streams. The larvae remain in streams where metamorphosis occurs after about eight months. It tolerates substantial habitat destruction.


It is less common than other Odontophrynus in Argentina but regularly recorded.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is threatened by water pollution and fires caused by agricultural and mining activities.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Pampa de Achala Regional Hydrological Reserve, Cordoba, Argentina.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is probably a complex of more than one species.


Boris Blotto, Ismael di Tada 2004. Odontophrynus occidentalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57193A11585921. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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