Eleutherodactylus modestus

Subgenus: Syrrhophus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 is known from the lowlands (700m asl or below) of southern Jalisco and Colima, Mexico, but is perhaps more widespread.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in tropical deciduous forest, and requires an abundance of leaves and debris on the ground. It is terrestrial and breeds by direct development.


It is thought to be a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss and fragmentation, due to clear-cutting and smallholder agricultural activities, represents the main threat.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes Reserva de la Biósfera Chamela-Cuixmala. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Jalisco and Colima, Mexico.


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Eleutherodactylus modestus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56770A11533506. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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