Nannophryne apolobambica
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: De La Riva I, Rios JN, Aparicio J 2005 A new species of Bufor (Anura:Bufonidae) from the Andes of Bolivia. Herpetologica 61:280-286.
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: Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality, at 2,820m asl, at Laitique on the banks of the river Pelechuco, around five hours walk downstream from the village of Pelechuco towards Apolo, in Franz Tamayo Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia. It is also likely to occur in other areas of the Cordillera de Apolobamba, including nearby Peru.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from a steep area in the upper reaches of the cloud forest. Active individuals were found during the day and night on the forest floor and paths. This species is presumed to be a larval developer.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is threatened by heavy subsistence agriculture, cattle grazing, and timber collection for house construction and firewood, which has reduced much nearby habitat to secondary forest.

Conservation Actions

The only known localities for this species are within the Area Natural de Manejo Integrado Nacional Apolobamba, and Parque Nacional Madidi.

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.


Ignacio De La Riva 2006. Nannophryne apolobambica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61749A12553926. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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