Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Rhinella acutirostris
Species Authority: (Spix, 1824)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Sapo Cabeciagudo
Bufo acutirostris (Spix, 1824)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).
Taxonomic Notes: Rhinella alata may be conspecific with Rhinella acutirostris.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Enrique La Marca
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is generally regarded as being distributed from northwest Amazonas state in Brazil, north into Colombia east of the Andes, and into southern Amazonas state in Venezuela.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; Panama; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an inhabitant of lowland tropical rainforests. It lays its eggs in shallow pools where the tadpoles also develop. It is an adaptable species
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats to this widespread and adaptable species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas.

Citation: Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Enrique La Marca. 2004. Rhinella acutirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54565A11152013. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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