Craugastor chac

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Atlantic versant from central Belize and central Guatemala to the La Ceiba city area on the northern coast of Honduras, from 20-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on the forest floor in lowland moist forest and premontane wet forest, and also in cocoa plantations and degraded forest. It breeds by direct development.


It is common in Guatemala, but relatively uncommon elsewhere.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to it is habitat loss due to agricultural development for the cultivation of crops and livestock grazing, logging, development of infrastructure for human settlement, and fire.

Conservation Actions

It is found in several protected areas in all three countries in which it occurs.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Paul Walker, Manuel Acevedo, Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie, Gunther Köhler 2004. Craugastor chac. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56504A11484970. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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