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Insuetophrynus acarpicus (Barrio's Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

Insuetophrynus is a monotypic genus of frogs in the Rhinodermatidae family. The sole species is Insuetophrynus acarpicus, also known as Barrio's frog. It is endemic to Chile and only known from few localities on the Valdivian Coast Range between Chanchán in the Los Ríos Region in the south and Queule (southernmost Araucanía Region) and Colequal Alto in the north; the fourth locality is Mehuín, which is the type locality. The altitudinal range is 50–486 m (164–1,594 ft) asl.
View Wikipedia Record: Insuetophrynus acarpicus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Insuetophrynus acarpicus

EDGE Analysis

Barrio’s frog is only known from a single locality. It lives around streams, where it breeds some time between January and May, although both adults and tadpoles are not strong swimmers. However, adults are powerful jumpers and, if threatened, will move very fast, leaping into the middle of the stream and seeking shelter under submerged stones or along the stream bank. During the day they remain hidden under stones in areas with running water. At night they emerge and can be found on the stones in the stream or along the bank. This species is threatened by habitat destruction resulting from wood extraction and the establishment of pine plantations.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 33.58
EDGE Score: 6.32
View EDGE Record: Insuetophrynus acarpicus


Litters / Year [1]  1
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.217 inches (5.63 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carlos Anwandter Sanctuary 12051 Los Ríos, Chile      
Santuario de la Naturaleza Pumalín Sanctuary 713364 Chile

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Mehuin 2 Chile

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile Yes

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
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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