Oedipina pacificensis

Subgenus: Oedipina
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Pacific slope of southern Costa Rica and in a small area of adjacent southwestern Panama. Its altitudinal range is 5-1200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in leaf-litter, often near tree buttresses, in Lowland Moist and Wet Forests and Premontane Rainforest. It is adaptable, being found in old plantations and in highly disturbed areas. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably adversely affected by very serious habitat destruction, but generally it faces few threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Manuel Antonio, Carara and Corcovado Golfito National Parks in Costa Rica. None of its range in Panama is protected.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Bolaños, F., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Wake, D. & Ibáñez, R. 2008. Oedipina pacificensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59318A11914885. .Downloaded on 14 December 2018


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