Amazophrynella minuta
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Amazonian, Orinocan and the Andean foothills of Colombia (from the Llanos of Meta south to Amazonia), Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, central and southern Guyana, Suriname, and throughout French Guiana. It is generally found at 0-300m asl but can be found at up to 1,000m asl near Puyo, Ecuador.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in old and second growth Tropical Moist Forest and Premontane Humid Forest on the forest floor. It is active on the forest floor by day (Lynch, 2006). Reproduction takes place in natural semi-permanent and temporary waterbodies. The eggs are laid out of water usually on roots over the water, and the larvae develop in the water.


It is locally abundant throughout its range, except it is rare in Bolivia.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Logging, forest conversion and fires are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Many conservation units are present within its range.

Taxonomic Notes

This species might be a complex of more than one species.


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Robert Reynolds, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Fernando Castro 2010. Amazophrynella minuta. In: IUCN 2014


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