Peru Stubfoot Toad

South America


Atelopus peruensis


Chytrid fungus almost singlehandedly caused the death of the entire species range particularly the individuals living near the freshwater locations.

The Peru Stubfoot Toad is a toad species from the Bufonidae family. It can only be found within the subtropical or tropical high-altitude environments in Peru. There is limited recorded information about its life cycle and behaviour as almost 80% of its population have already been decimated since the latter part of 1990s.