Craugastor persimilis

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae
Species Description: Savage 2002,Amph.Rept.Costa Rica,: 258-259.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Costa Rica


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from central to south-eastern Costa Rica, on the Atlantic slopes at elevations of 39-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in leaf-litter of lowland and premontane moist rainforest. It can persist in moderately disturbed areas, including plantations (cacao, coffee and exotic trees) and breeds on the forest floor.


It is collected occasionally. It can experience marked population fluctuations from year to year.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species is relatively adaptable, being only absent where land is thoroughly converted to open pasture and pineapple plantations. The range of this species is severely fragmented by this habitat loss.

Conservation Actions

It is present in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Barbilla.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). It was recently separated from Eleutherodactylus bransfordii.


BolaƱos, F., Chaves, G. & Savage, J. 2008. Craugastor persimilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56847A11544425. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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