Exerodonta catracha
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2010 Josiah H. Townsend (1 of 4)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: El Salvador, Honduras

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


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Sierra de Opalaca and the Sierra de Montecillos, Montana de La Sierra, in south-west Honduras, at 1,800-2,160m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in arboreal bromeliads in lower montane moist forest, and breeds in ponds.


It is considered moderately common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to the species is deforestation primarily due to agricultural expansion (involving both crops and livestock), logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes the Reserva de la BiĆ³sfera Sierra de Montecillos. Expanded protection of the montane forests of Honduras is necessary.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Exerodonta (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin CasteƱeda 2004. Exerodonta catracha. In: IUCN 2014


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