Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Anura > Leiuperidae > Somuncuria > Somuncuria somuncurensis

Somuncuria somuncurensis (Somuncura frog)

Synonyms: Telmatobius somuncurensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Somuncura frog or El Rincon stream frog (Pleurodema somuncurense, in Spanish rana de Somuncura) is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is endemic to the Somuncura Plateau in Patagonia, Argentina.
View Wikipedia Record: Somuncuria somuncurensis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Somuncuria somuncurensis

EDGE Analysis

This is a little-known frog, inhabiting the thermal springs and streams of Patagonia’s Somuncura plateau. Being permanently aquatic within these warm waters, it has a near-constant body temperature of 20-22°C, which is unusual for an amphibian. The Somuncura frog is generally quite rare and is thought to be declining within its small area of occupancy. Its range is within the Somuncura Provincial Reserve, although it is still threatened by introduced predatory fish, the canalisation of spring water towards local towns and villages for domestic use, and the impacts of livestock farming, which include overgrazing and chemical pollution of waterways from sheep dips.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 25.47
EDGE Score: 6.05
View EDGE Record: Somuncuria somuncurensis


Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Meseta de Somuncurá Reserve 3953686 Río Negro, Argentina      

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Meseta de Somuncura Provincial Natural Protected Area Argentina

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.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License