Leptodactylus caatingae Heyer and Juncá, 2003

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leptodactylinae > Genus: Leptodactylus > Species: Leptodactylus caatingae

Leptodactylus caatingae Heyer and Juncá, 2003, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 116: 324. Holotype: ZUEC 8833, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil, Bahia, Joazeiro, 09° 25′ S, 40° 30′ W".

English Names

None noted.


Caatinga region of northeastern Brazil in the states of Espirito Santo, Paraíba, and Bahia.


 Vieira, Arzabe, and Vieira, 2006, Check List, 2: 55-56, provided the record for Paraíba, Brazil. Confused with Leptodactylus latinasus prior to its description. Magalhães, Garda, Amado, and de Sá, 2013, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 8: 203–210, reported on larval morphology. In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group of de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, who provided a brief account (adult and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on p. 25–26. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil.

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