Lithodytes lineatus (Spanish: sapito listado) is a species of frog in the family Leptodactylidae. It is monotypic within the genus Lithodytes, although it has also been included in Leptodactylus.[2]

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Leptodactylidae
Subfamily: Leptodactylinae
Genus: Lithodytes
Fitzinger, 1843
L. lineatus
Binomial name
Lithodytes lineatus
(Schneider, 1799)

Leptodactylus lineatus (Schneider, 1799)

Distribution and habitatEdit

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, and possibly Trinidad and Tobago.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, moist savanna, and intermittent freshwater marshes from altitudes ranging from sea level to 1800m above sea level. The species can be found below logs, leaf-litter and other cover in forests. They build foam nests at the edge of temporary pools; the larvae develop within these water bodies.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b La Marca, Enrique; Azevedo-Ramos, Claudia; Coloma, Luis A.; Ron, Santiago; Hardy, Jerry (2010). "Lithodytes lineatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T57177A11580398. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57177A11580398.en. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Lithodytes Fitzinger, 1843". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

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