Telmatobius sibiricus

Telmatobius sibiricus (De La Riva & Harvey, 2003)



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



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Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Bolivian Andes.

(1) Snout-vent length of males to 52.7 mm, females to 57.5 mm; (2) head in lateral profile moderately high, with rounded snout; (3) snout rounded in dorsal view; (4) lips moderately flared; (5) postcommisural gland present; (6) tympanum and tympanic annulus visible or indistinct; a moderately strong supratympanic fold; (7) forelimb of males robust, with strong anteroproximal crest but no protruding humeral spine; (8) nuptial spicules minute, closely arranged; nuptial pad covering about 1/4 of inner palmar tubercle; (9) foot webbing less than 1/3 of toe lengths; plantar surface smooth; (10) tarsal fold present; (11) dorsal skin covered with pustules and keratinized spicules; (12) dorsum grayishbrown or yellowish-brown with large, irregular brown blotches; (13) venter and ventral surfaces of limbs yellowish-orange with pale brown blotches; (14) iris grayishbrown with minute black flecks.

Type locality:

This species is known only from two localities in the La Siberia region of the Bolivian Andes in the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, from 2,000-2,900m asl.




It lives in montane cloud forest, and is found near small rivers and in roadside ditches. It is both aquatic and terrestrial, and breeds in streams. It is able to tolerate some level of habitat disturbance.


IUCN:                              Critically Endangered

Bolivia Red Book:         Endangered

Water quality and habitat:

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External links:

ICUN Red List of Endangered Species

American Museum of Natural History