Telmatobius bolivianus

Telmatobius bolivianus (Parker, 1940)



Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Telmatobiidae > Genus: Telmatobius > Species: Telmatobius bolivianus


Telmatobius ifornoi Lavilla and Ergueta Sandoval, 1999

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(1) Snout-vent length of males to 63.5 mm, females to 52.7 mm; (2) head in lateral profile moderately high, with rounded snout; (3) snout rounded in dorsal view; (4) lips not flared; (5) postcommisural gland present, from moderate to large; (6) tympanum not visible; a strong supratympanic fold; (7) forelimb of male robust, with a protruding humeral spine; (8) nuptial spicules small, closely arranged; nuptial pad on dorsal surface of thumb and separated from inner palmar tubercle; (9) foot fully webbed, the web extending as a ridge to the tip of the fourth toe; plantar surface smooth; (10) tarsal fold present, strong; (11) dorsal skin mostly smooth; (12) dorsum variable, brown or greenish-brown, with or without a pattern of irregular dark blotches; (13) venter and throat uniformly gray, ventral surfaces of limbs orange; (14) iris greenish brown with black flecks.

Type locality:

Humid montane forest in most of the eastern Cordillera in the Department of La Paz (Cordillera de Apolobamba, Real, and Quimsa Cruz) from the Quime Valley in Provincia Inguisivi to the Charazani Valley in Provincia Saavedra, with an altitudinal range of 2000-3100 m.




It is an aquatic species that occurs in fast-flowing rivers and streams in cloud forests and Yungas forest. It is often present in the muddy bottoms of streams. There is no information on its breeding biology, though it presumably takes place by larval development in streams.


IUCN:                                Near Threatened

Bolivian Red Book:        Near Threatened

Water quality and habitat:

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External links:

ICUN Red List

American Museum of Natural History