Leptodactylus rhodomystax

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

Leptodactylus stictigularis Noble, 1923

Leptodactylus rhodomystax (common name: Loreto white-lipped frog, rose-lipped thin-toed frog) is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family.[3] Its local name is sapo-rana rugoso de Boulenger ("Boulenger's rough toad-frog").[1] It is found in the Guianas (French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname) through northern and central Brazil to Amazonian Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, and possibly in Venezuela where most if not all records represent misidentifications of Leptodactylus riveroi.[1][3]

Leptodactylus rhodomystax are small frogs: the two syntypes measured 25 mm (0.98 in) in snout–vent length.[2]


Leptodactylus rhodomystax in found in leaf-litter on forest floor and in swamps in tropical rainforest as well as on the edges of clearings and in more open areas in forest. It breeds in semi-permanent waterbodies.[1]


Leptodactylus rhodomystax is not very choosy about breeding sites and uses many types of temporary and semi-permanent pools.[4] Males call from within holes in the ground.[1] They seem not to form choruses, and usually only one or few males can be heard calling at a particular site.[4] Eggs are laid in foam nests.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f La Marca, E.; Azevedo-Ramos, C.; Coloma, L.A.; Ron, S. & Heyer, R. (2010). "Leptodactylus rhodomystax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Boulenger, G. A. (1884). "On a collection of frogs from Yurimaguas, Huallaga River, Northern Peru". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1883: 635–638. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1883.tb06669.x. 
  3. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Leptodactylus rhodomystax Boulenger, 1884". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Zimmerman, Barbara L.; Bogart, James P. (1988). "Ecology and calls of four species of Amazonian forest frogs". Journal of Herpetology. 22: 97–108. doi:10.2307/1564361. JSTOR 1564361.