Dark olive brown with pale olive brown blotches on the dorsum and upper limb surfaces. Groin has light spot on the dark uniform flank color. Posterior thigh purplish brown, with lighter para-anal bar. Throat, ventrum, and underside of tibial segment pale purple. Palms and soles purple. Iris gray with rust-colored horizontal bar (McCranie et al. 1989).
Similar species: C. matudai and C. milesi. C. chrysozetetes can be distinguished by its extensive toe webbing (vs. basal to moderate webbing in C. matudai and C. milesi), strongly expanded discs on both fingers and toes (vs. finger discs less than 2x digit width and barely expanded toe discs in C. matudai and C. milesi), hidden tympanum in adult males (vs. visible tympanum in adult male C. matudai and adult male C. milesi, though females of these species have indistinct or hidden tympana). C. chrysozetetes can also be distinguished from C. matudai as follows: paired vocal slits in males (vs. no vocal slits in C. matudai), and a light spot on otherwise uniform-colored groin (vs. mottled groin in C. matudai). C. chrysozetetes can additionally be distinguished from C. milesi by the well-developed toe fringe (vs. narrow ridge along toe margin in C. milesi) and larger males (to 41.3 mm SVL in C. chrysozetetes vs. to 34 mm SVL in C. milesi) (McCranie et al. 1989).
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
McCranie, J. R., Savage, J., and Wilson, L. D. (1989). ''Description of two new species of the Eleutherodactylus milesi group (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae) from northern Honduras.'' Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 102, 483-490.
Stuart, S., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Berridge, R., Ramani, P., Young, B. (eds) (2008). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, IUCN, and Conservation International, Barcelona, Spain; Gland, Switzerland; and Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Originally submitted by: Krystal Gong (first posted 2009-03-23)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2009-08-07)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Craugastor chrysozetetes <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/2850> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 16, 2022.
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