Craugastor laticeps

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, Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found on the Atlantic slopes of Mexico, from southern Veracruz to Tabasco and Chiapas, and southwards to western Belize, Guatemala, and northern Honduras, from 10-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in leaf-litter in lowland and premontane tropical forest and is tolerant of moderate habitat alteration (it occurs in cacao and shade-coffee plantations in Honduras). Reproduction is by direct development.


It is uncommon in Belize and Guatemala, and rare in Mexico. There are few localities known for Honduras. Recent surveys in Oaxaca, Mexico, indicate that it has disappeared from some localities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Forest destruction and the conversion of forest to shaded crops are low threats, although subsistence agriculture is a threat in Honduras. The recent declines in Oaxaca could be due to chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas throughout its range. Further work should be conducted to determine whether or not the recent declines are due to chytridiomycosis. It is protected by Mexican Law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, but the species is adaptable and survives in some disturbed habitats.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Manuel Acevedo, Paul Walker, Julian Lee, Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson 2004. Craugastor laticeps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56703A11517589. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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