Eleutherodactylus teretistes

Subgenus: Syrrhophus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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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: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southern Sinaloa to southwestern Nayarit, Mexico. It occurs between 840 and 2,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits dry shrubland, tropical dry forest and pine forest. It breeds by direct development.


The species is common in southwestern Nayarit, although not so common in Jalisco (P. Ponce-Campos, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Disturbance and transformation of forest to agricultural land is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

The taxonomic status of this species requires revision. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, as well as the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic validity of this species is in question.


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010. Eleutherodactylus teretistes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56999A11555913. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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