Rhinella martyi

Subgenus: margaritifera
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Fouquet A, Gaucher P, Blanc M, Velez-Rodriguez C 2007 Description of two new species of Rhinella (Anura:Bufonidae) from the lowlands of the Guiana Shield Zootaxa 1663P 17- 32.

© 2008 Antoine Fouquet (1 of 8)
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

Rhinella martyi occurs in most of Suriname including Brownsberg Nature Park, Goliathberg area, Lely mountains, Kaysergebergte, Sipaliwini and Raleighvallen; in southern French Guiana in "Savane layon ouest - Haute Wanapi" and "Sud-Mitaraka"; it is known from Guyana, i.e. Bartica, Kurupukari and Baramita; and also from Serra do Navio, Amapá, Brazil (Fouquet et al., 2007; A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008). This species is probably also present in other adjacent areas of Brazil and may extend into northeastern Venezuela. It has been found between 50-510 masl (Fouquet et al., 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in lowland primary rainforest (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008). Rhinella martyi was observed calling at dawn and during the night in small groups on the road leading to the camp of Brownberg Nature Park after heavy rainfall in January 2006 (Fouquet et al., 2007). It breeds in temporary pools (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).
There are no obvious ecological differences with Rhinella margaritifera (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).


This is likely an abundant species (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The region where the species occurs is quite pristine but regional threats are forest clearing and gold mining (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

The species is known to occur within Brownsberg Nature Park, Brokopondo district, Suriname (Fouquet et al., 2007), and in French Guiana National Park (A. Fouquet, pers. comm. 2008).

Taxonomic Notes

In the Rhinella margaritifera group according to the original publication. Rhinella martyi can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological and vocalization features (Fouquet et al., 2007).


Antoine Fouquet 2008. Rhinella martyi. In: IUCN 2014


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