IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Leptodactylus petersii

Leptodactylus petersii (common name: Peters' thin-toed frog) is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family.[2] Its local name is sapito de Peters ("Peters' toadlet").[1] It is found in the Guianas and the Amazon Basin (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela).[2]

Leptodactylus petersii are found in tropical rainforest, forest edge, open areas, savanna enclaves in the tropical rainforest, and open Cerrado formations. It is usually found on the ground near water. This common species is not considered threatened by the IUCN.[1]

Male Leptodactylus petersii grow to a snout–vent length of 27–41 mm (1.1–1.6 in) and females to 31–51 mm (1.2–2.0 in).[3]


  1. ^ a b c Heyer, R. & Rodrigues, M.T. (2004). "Leptodactylus petersii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Leptodactylus petersii (Steindachner, 1864)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Heyer, W. R. (1994). "Variation within the Leptodactylus podicipinus–wagneri complex of frogs (Amphibia: Leptodactylidae)". Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 546: 1–124. 


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