Sphaenorhynchus carneus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is wide-ranging in the upper Amazon basin of southern Colombia, Peru and western Amazonia in Brazil. It is known only from a single locality in Ecuador. Its altitudinal range is from 50-140m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a semi aquatic frog. At night, they are found in permanent and semi permanent ponds in open areas. At Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, all individuals were on emergent vegetation in a pond in primary forest (Duellman, 1978). It may also be found on floating mats of vegetation in large rivers. Eggs are laid in the water.


It is reasonably common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

While there are no immediate threats to this species, localized habitat loss is no doubt affecting some populations.

Conservation Actions

In Colombia it is known from Pure, La Paya, and Amacayacu protected areas. In Ecuador it is present in Cuyabeno. It is present in several conservation areas in Brazil.


Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Sphaenorhynchus carneus. In: IUCN 2014


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