Craugastor aphanus

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the MontaƱas del Mico and the northern slopes of the eastern portion of the Sierra de las Minas, in the Departamento de Izabal, eastern Guatemala, at 591-786m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Although it is found at relatively low elevations, it lives in typical cloud forest conditions with frequent fog and drizzling rain. It is found in undisturbed forest only. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent on water.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Small-scale wood extraction is taking place, but much of its habitat is included in a protected area.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Montanos del Mico Catchment Reserve, and might also occur in Parque Nacional Sierra de las Minas. Close population monitoring is required given that this species is known from only a few sites.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only two locations.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith 2004. Craugastor aphanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56426A11476501. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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