Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Anura > Leptodactylidae > Leptodactylus > Leptodactylus mystacinus

Leptodactylus mystacinus (mustached frog)

Synonyms: Cystignathus labialis; Cystignathus mystacinus; Leptodactylus labialis; Leptodactylus mystaceus labialis

Wikipedia Abstract

Leptodactylus mystacinus is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. Its local name is rana debigotes, meaning approximately "mustachioed frog". It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, pastureland, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forest, and ponds. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.85
EDGE Score: 2.55


Adult Weight [1]  15.3 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  263
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.559 inches (6.5 cm)


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No


Erythrolamprus typhlus (Blind Ground Snake, Velvet Swampsnake)[2]
Palusophis bifossatus (Rio Tropical Racer)[3]

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
3Dieta e uso de habitat da jararaca-do-brejo, Mastigodryas bifossatus Raddi (Serpentes, Colubridae) em domínio subtropical do Brasil, Pedro T. Leite; Simone de F. Nunes & Sonia Z. Cechin, Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 24 (3): 729–734, setembro 2007
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0