Melanophryniscus fulvoguttatus
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Cruz and Caramaschi, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, Zool., 500: 1.
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, Brazil, Paraguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and one locality in Formosa Province, Argentina, at approximately 90-150m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in seasonally inundated grasslands where it also reproduces. It usually occurs underground when breeding areas dry up. Its tolerance to habitat disturbance is unknown.


It is abundant where it occurs.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is threatened by the pet trade and habitat destruction to expand soy plantations.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several private reserves in Paraguay; it is not protected elsewhere.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was elevated to species status by Cruz and Caramaschi (2003). It was previously considered to be a subspecies of Melanophryniscus stelzneri.


Diego Baldo, Jose Langone 2004. Melanophryniscus fulvoguttatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54821A11209419. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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