Craugastor mexicanus

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: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the highlands of north-central Oaxaca, Guerrero, Puebla and adjacent Veracruz and Hidalgo, Mexico. It is known from 1,500-3,420m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in pine-oak montane forest and montane cloud forest. It is a terrestrial species, frequently found under leaf-litter, and it breeds by direct development.


This is a common species, although recent surveys in Oaxaca suggest that it has disappeared, at least from certain sites.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation and transformation of the original forest can affect the microhabitat for this species, however large populations have been found in Oaxaca and Guerrero. Recently documented declines in Oaxaca have taken place in suitable habitat, and could be due to chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes a few Biosphere Reserves. The protection and restoration of extensive areas of montane forest in Oaxaca, Veracruz and Hidalgo is needed to protect this species and other amphibians that are found in the area.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Craugastor mexicanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56764A11532332. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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