Adenomera hylaedactyla 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Adenomera hylaedactyla (Cope, 1868)
Common Name(s):
English Napo Tropical Bullfrog
Adenomera hylaedactyla (Cope, 1868)
Leptodactylus diptyx Boettger, 1885
Leptodactylus glandulosus Cope, 1887
Leptodactylus hololius Boulenger, 1918
Leptodactylus hylaedactyla (Cope, 1868)
Leptodactylus hylaedactylus (Cope, 1868)
Leptodactylus melini Lutz and Kloss, 1952
Leptodactylus minutus Noble, 1923
Leptodactylus poeppigi Melin, 1941
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-12-03
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Débora Silvano, Jerry Hardy
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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widely distributed throughout most of the Amazon basin, south to Argentina and Paraguay. It is present on the southwest peninsula of Trinidad Island, Trinidad and Tobago. It occurs from sea level to approximately 800m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a terrestrial species found in areas of open vegetation, such as stream and river edges and agricultural clearings. It is generally associated with primary and secondary forest, forest edges and in some places savannah (eg. Trinidad). De la Riva (1993) indicated that the species has been found in human clearings, and within secondary forest in Bolivia. In Trinidad, it has been reported from roadside marshes and in vegetation close to ditches. Generally, the species lays eggs on land and has a direct development breeding strategy.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats to the overall survival of the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in numerous protected areas.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Débora Silvano, Jerry Hardy. 2010. Adenomera hylaedactyla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56309A11455170. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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