Melanophryniscus krauczuki
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: baldo D, Basso, NG 2004 A new species of Melanophryniscus Gallardo, 1961 (Anura: Bufonidae), with comments on the species of the genus reported for Misiones, northeastern Argentina. J. Herp. 38:393-403.

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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: Argentina, Paraguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from five localities in the south of Misiones Province, Argentina, at around 165m asl. The limits of its distribution remain unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

This diurnal species is found in wet grasslands with rush communities, and in scattered forests. Breeding occurs from March to May, and August to September, in small, shallow, temporary streams running over basaltic beds. Egg masses are attached to submerged rocks or vegetation in the streams.


No information is available on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No information is available on threats that it faces.

Conservation Actions

It is known from Parque Provincial Fachinal and the Reserva Privada Puerto San Juan.

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.


Simon Stuart 2006. Melanophryniscus krauczuki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61759A12536656. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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