Rhinella rubescens 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Rhinella rubescens
Species Authority: (Lutz, 1925)
Bufo rubescens A. Lutz, 1925
Bufo rubescens A. Lutz, 1925
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly confused with Rhinella marina.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-04
Assessor(s): Rogério Bastos, Dante Pavan, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano
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, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Cerrado of central Brazil, from the states of Pará and Piauí to Minas Gerais. It has been recorded from sea level up to 1,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Bahia, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Pará, Piauí, Tocantins)
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in open areas, and is associated with permanent streams and ponds, where the females lay their eggs. It appears to adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance, even occurring in urban areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agriculture, fire and dam construction are major threats to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes several protected areas.

Citation: Rogério Bastos, Dante Pavan, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano. 2010. Rhinella rubescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T54750A11199260. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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