Batrachyla nibaldoi
family: Batrachylidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Chile



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from four localities: Puente Traihuanca (approximately at 46° 25'S; 72° 04'W), Laguna San Rafael, and Kent and Melchor Islands, Aisen Province, Chile. Its altitudinal range is from 0-500m asl. Its distribution might be larger than currently understood.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in steppe habitat in valleys surrounded by forest of Nothofagus antartica, N. betuloides and Drymis winteri, and it shows tolerance to deforestation. It is often found below logs and rocks and in shrub habitat. Eggs are laid under logs or moss. After rain, the area becomes flooded and larvae develop in the water.


It was found to be abundant in two localities in 1999.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is threatened by predation by introduced mink (Mustela vison).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in at least two protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Helen Díaz-Paéz 2010. Batrachyla nibaldoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56333A11463301. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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