Craugastor adamastus

Subgenus: Campbellius
family: Craugastoridae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality on the northern slopes of the eastern portion of the Sierra de las Minas, near Aldea Vista Hermosa, Guatemala, at 600-650m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found only in undisturbed forest habit transitional between premontane moist and premontane wet forest. Animals were found on or under rocks, and on leaf-litter near streams. This species presumably breeds by direct development, with eggs that are laid on land.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is facing habitat loss due to expanding agricultural activity and wood extraction. Water pollution is also likely to be a problem.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de las Minas. It should be noted that some other species of Craugastor that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only relatively recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith 2004. Craugastor adamastus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56396A11462028. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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