(Ruthven & Gaige, 1923)
English : Sabana Suriname toad
French : Crapaud nain du Surinam
Class : Amphibia
Order : Anura
Family : Pipidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a maximum size of 4.4 cm, female being bigger than males. Small species with body flattened, much less so than P. pipa. Triangular head with small eyes. Coloration dark grey to brown. Granulous skin on back.
Range and habitat
The species is found in South America, mostly in North Venezuela (Lake Maracaibo Basin) and in north-eastern Colombia. Lives in ponds, marshes, lakes and rivers in grasslands and savannas, up to 300 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has a wide range and remains locally common with some of its populations actually increasing. It is locally vulnerable to habitat destruction and degradation.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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