Craugastor stejnegerianus

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Costa Rica, Panama



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in humid lowlands and premontane slopes on the Pacific versant of western Panama and Costa Rica, on the Meseta Central Occidental, and in gallery forests in the sub-humid northwest and peripherally on the Atlantic lowlands near Laguna Arenal, at elevations of 3-1,330 m asl (Savage 2002).

Habitat and Ecology

This is a diurnal leaf-litter species found in humid lowland-dry forest, but may also be present in other forest types, secondary forest, plantations and pastureland. It is a species that breeds by direct development.


It is a very common species, and is abundant in San Vito, Costa Rica (Santos-Barrera et al. 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Generally it is threatened by habitat loss resulting from deforestation due to urbanization and agriculture.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Although there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from a number of protected areas in Costa Rica. 

Research Needed
Taxonomic studies are required for the sub-populations in Costa Rica (G. Chaves pers. comm. 2015).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since it is common and somewhat adaptable, with a presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). Further taxonomic evaluations of northern populations currently included in this taxon are required.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Craugastor stejnegerianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T56977A54351697. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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