Bolitoglossa marmorea

Subgenus: Eladinea
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found on the lower montane and montane slopes of the southern Cordillera de Talamanca-Baru of eastern Costa Rica and western Panama. Its altitudinal range is 1,920-3,444m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits humid montane forest, and seems to spend the day under rocks, while at night it is found on mossy trunks and limbs of trees. It survives in degraded habitats. Breeding is by direct development and the species is not dependent upon water.


Although known to be common, there have been no records of this species for over ten years, although there has been a lack of survey work.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although it is somewhat adaptable, severe habitat loss due to smallholder agricultural activities, and probably also fire, is a threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in two protected areas: Parque Nacional Volcán Barú in Panama, and Parque Internacional La Amistad in Panama and Costa Rica. Survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species in the wild.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Savage, J., Wake, D., Chaves, G. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Bolitoglossa marmorea. In: IUCN 2014


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