Craugastor glaucus

Subgenus: Hylactophryne
family: Craugastoridae
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: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the areas surrounding San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, at 2,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The primary habitat is pine and pine-oak forests at intermediate elevations. It breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Most of its range has been dramatically transformed in the past few years by an increased rate of logging and urbanization.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and restoration and protection of the remaining habitat of this species is urgently required. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to an increasing rate of deforestation and urbanization.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Craugastor glaucus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56622A11507703. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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