Leptodactylus discodactylus

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Leptodactylus discodactylus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Leptodactylidae
Genus: Leptodactylus
Species: L. discodactylus
Binomial name
Leptodactylus discodactylus
Boulenger, 1884[2]

Vanzolinius discodactylus (Boulenger, 1884)
Leptodactylus nigrescens Andersson, 1945

Leptodactylus discodactylus (common name: Vanzolini's Amazon frog) is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is found in the Amazonian Bolivia, Brazil (Amazonas and Acre states), Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.[3][4][5]


Leptodactylus discodactylus is a medium-sized, moderately robust-bodied frog. Males measure 28–35 mm (1.1–1.4 in) and females 32–35 mm (1.3–1.4 in) in snout–vent length. The colouration is reddish brown, with paler flanks. The dorsum is smooth with some small tubercles. The fingers may or may not have disks, whereas the toes end in slightly expanded and rounded disks.[5]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Leptodactylus discodactylus is a reasonably common and generally widespread species active by day and night. It can be found on the forest floor and in swampy areas in the forest, seasonally flooded forests, and open areas. The eggs are laid close to water where the tadpoles develop.[1] The species shows local-scale variation in colour pattern, morphology, and advertisement call.[6]

Leptodactylus discodactylus is locally suffering from habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Coloma, L.A.; Ron, S.; Cisneros-Heredia, D.; Azevedo-Ramos, C.; Castro, F.; Rueda, J.V.; Monteza, J.I.; Heyer, R. & De la Riva, I. (2004). "Leptodactylus discodactylus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T57373A11628605. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57373A11628605.en. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1884). "On a Collection of Frogs from Yurimaguas, Huallaga River, Northern Peru". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1883 (4): 635–638. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Leptodactylus discodactylus Boulenger, 1884". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Acosta Galvis; A. R.; D. Cuentas (2016). "Leptodactylus discodactylus Boulenger, 1884". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015. www.batrachia.com. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Ortiz, DA; Read, M.; Varela-Jaramillo, A. & Ron, SR (2013–2015). "Leptodactylus discodactylus". Ron, S. R., Guayasamin, J. M., Yanez-Muñoz, M. H., Merino-Viteri, A., Ortiz, D. A. and Nicolalde, D. A. 2016. AmphibiaWebEcuador. Version 2016.0. Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (QCAZ). Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Heyer, W.R. (1997). "Geographic variation in the frog genus Vanzolinius (Anura: Leptodactylidae)". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 110 (3): 338–365.