This species is restricted to Little Corn Island (3km²) off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is an inhabitant of tropical moist lowland rainforest. Little Corn Island receives over 4,000mm of precipitation annually. It breeds in small permanent or temporary pools.
There is no information on the current population status of this species.
The Corn Islands (Islas del Maiz) are becoming a popular holiday destination; the growing tourism industry will probably lead to an increase in infrastructure development on the islands resulting in unfortunate habitat loss and degradation.
There are no protected areas on Little Corn Island. There is a need for regular survey work to closely monitor the poulation status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Gunther Köhler, Bruce Young 2004. Lithobates miadis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58664A11807150. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58664A11807150.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018