Craugastor chingopetaca
family: Craugastoridae
Species Description: Kohler G, Sunyer J 2006 A new species of rain frog (genus Craugator) of the fitzingeri group from the Rio San Juan, southeastern Nicaragua. Senckenbergiana biologica 86:261-266.

© 2009 Javier Sunyer (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Nicaragua



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Craugastor chingopetaca is known from Chingo Petaca, Rio San Juan (40 masl) Department of Rio San Juan (Köhler and Sunyer, 2006), Cerro El Bolívar, near Río Machado, and Boca de San Carlos, Nicaragua (G. Köhler, pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The only known specimen was found during the daytime, in the leaf litter of the forest floor, on a wet ridge in the forest (Köhler and Sunyer, 2006).

It likely breeds by direct development, as in other congeners (G. Köhler, pers. comm. 2008).


The species is only known from one specimen, the holotype.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Craugastor chingopetaca can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (Köhler and Sunyer, 2006).


Gunther Köhler, Javier Sunyer 2010. Craugastor chingopetaca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T135784A4201059. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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