Rhinella martyi 

Scope: Global
Language: English

Translate page into:

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Rhinella martyi Fouquet, Gaucher, Blanc and Velez-Rodriguez, 2007
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: In the Rhinella margaritifera group according to the original publication. Rhinella martyi can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological and vocalization features (Fouquet et al., 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Antoine Fouquet
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, its occurrence in an area of extensive, suitable habitat, which appears not to be under significant threat, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Rhinella martyi occurs in most of Suriname including Brownsberg Nature Park, Goliathberg area, Lely mountains, Kaysergebergte, Sipaliwini and Raleighvallen; in southern French Guiana in "Savane layon ouest - Haute Wanapi" and "Sud-Mitaraka"; it is known from Guyana, i.e. Bartica, Kurupukari and Baramita; and also from Serra do Navio, Amapá, Brazil (Fouquet et al., 2007; A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008). This species is probably also present in other adjacent areas of Brazil and may extend into northeastern Venezuela. It has been found between 50-510 masl (Fouquet et al., 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Amapá); French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):50
Upper elevation limit (metres):510
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This is likely an abundant species (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species can be found in lowland primary rainforest (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008). Rhinella martyi was observed calling at dawn and during the night in small groups on the road leading to the camp of Brownberg Nature Park after heavy rainfall in January 2006 (Fouquet et al., 2007). It breeds in temporary pools (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).
There are no obvious ecological differences with Rhinella margaritifera (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The region where the species occurs is quite pristine but regional threats are forest clearing and gold mining (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is known to occur within Brownsberg Nature Park, Brokopondo district, Suriname (Fouquet et al., 2007), and in French Guiana National Park (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).

Citation: Antoine Fouquet. 2008. Rhinella martyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136054A4243314. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided