Craugastor mimus

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: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species' geographic range is from the Atlantic slope from eastern Honduras to southeastern Costa Rica, at elevations of 15-940m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in the forest floor leaf-litter in undisturbed lowland moist and wet forest. It reproduces via direct development and it tolerates some forest disturbance.


It is uncommon, but widespread and regularly seen. The population at La Selva, Costa Rica appears to have experienced declines (Whitfield et al., 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction is a major threat to this species. At La Selva, declines seem to be driven by climate-driven reductions in quantity of standing leaf litter (Whitfield et al., 2007).

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes several national parks.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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).


Federico BolaƱos, Gerardo Chaves, Larry David Wilson, Javier Sunyer 2010. Craugastor mimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56766A11532949. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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