Leptodactylus marmoratus

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Leptodactylus marmoratus
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Leptodactylidae
Genus: Leptodactylus
Species: L. marmoratus
Binomial name
Leptodactylus marmoratus
Steindachner, 1867
Synonyms
  • Leptodactylus nanus
  • Adenomera marmorata Steindachner, 1867
  • Leptodactylus trivittatus Lutz, 1926
  • Leptodactylus marmoratus marmoratus Rivero 1961

Leptodactylus marmoratus, commonly known as the Marbled Tropical Bullfrog,[1] is a common species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is commonly found under and on the surface of dead leaf litter and dead branches.

Behavior and Diet[edit]

This bullfrog has a distinctive call that they sound from dusk to dawn as they're nocturnal. They feed on isopods, ants, and insect larvae that are found in abundance in their habitats.[2]

Distribution[edit]

It is endemic to southern Brazil in the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná.[3] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by agriculture and human intrusion[4] but is considered to be a least concern.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adenomera marmorata Steindachner, 1867". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Almeida-Gomes, Mauricio; Van Sluys, Monique; Duarte Rocha, Carlos Frederico (April 2007). "Ecological observations on the leaf-litter frog Adenomera marmorata in an Atlantic rainforest area of southeastern Brazil". The Herpetological Journal (British Herpetological Society) 17 (2): 81–85. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Adenomera marmorata Steindachner, 1867". DiscoverLife. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adenomera marmorata". AmphibiaWeb. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, S. & Moreira, G. 2004. Adenomera marmorata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 July 2007.