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Craugastor punctariolus

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Panama

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to the western and central cordilleras of Panama, and is present at altitudes of between 560 and 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a semi-aquatic species associated with humid montane forest streams. It breeds by direct development, although the site of egg deposition is not known.

Population

It is reported to be common where it occurs.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Although general habitat loss through deforestation is a recognized threat, pathogens, possibly including the chytrid fungus, are also considered to be a threat.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from several protected areas; further research is urgently required into the possible ongoing impact of pathogens on populations of this species. An ex-situ population of this species is held at the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center in Panama; eggs and/or larvae have been produced to date (Edgardo Griffith pers. comm. September, 2007).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).

Citation

Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Craugastor punctariolus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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