Lysapsus limellum
family: Hylidae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Taxa assigned to this species by Frost (2003) are present in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Chaco, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Santa Fé, and Santiago del Estero); Uruguay (known only from Termas del Arapey, Depto. Salto, and Artiga); Brazil (Matto Grosso and Rondonia); Paraguay; Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz and Pando). Recorded from elevations of 100-200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an aquatic species of open flooded savannah areas, and floating meadows of large rivers. Adults occur on emergent vegetation and breed in the associated waterways. Does not tolerate habitat disturbance that causes the disappearance of water (such as the drainage of wetlands).


It is a very common species near aquatic habitats.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species; large areas of suitable habitat remain. Local populations are probably impacted by agricultural intensification and urbanization.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from many protected areas in Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina.


Esteban Lavilla, Steffen Reichle, Rafael Lajmanovich, Julian Faivovich 2004. Lysapsus limellum. In: IUCN 2014


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