Craugastor lineatus

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Mexico



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found on the Atlantic versant of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, southeast to Guatemala. It also occurs on the Pacific versant, from eastern Oaxaca through Chiapas to the south-western highlands of Guatemala, at elevations of 300-2,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in lower montane evergreen forest, and it occurs and breeds by direct development near streams.


There are very few records of this species and it appears to be uncommon. In Chiapas, it is currently known only from a single site. Recent surveys in Guerrero and Oaxaca indicate that it has disappeared from all sites surveyed, suggesting a serious decrease.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The declines witnessed in Mexico are probably due to chytridiomycosis, since some other species of Craugastor that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis. Habitat loss due to agriculture, logging, and human settlement is also a threat.

Conservation Actions

This species is known to occur in Biotopo del Quetzal and the Reserva de la Biósfera Bisis Cabá. In view of the severe risk of chytridiomycosis, the status of this species should be closely monitored, and ex-situ populations should be established. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because of a projected population decline, estimated to be more than 80% over the next ten years, probably due to chytridiomycosis.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Manuel Acevedo, Antonio Muñoz Alonso 2004. Craugastor lineatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56721A11523692. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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