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 southern Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, and northern Espírito Santo, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


 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. Dubeux, Gonçalves, Palmeira, Vieira, Lobo-Araújo, Mott, and Magalhães, 2023, Herpetol. Notes, 16: 83–86, reported the species from Craíbas Municipality in Alagoas, northeastern Brazil, and provided a dot map for the species.

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