Craugastor trachydermus

Subgenus: Campbellius
family: Craugastoridae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality in the Sierra de Santa Cruz, Izabal, Guatemala, at 900m asl. Recent specimens collected 10km from the type locality might belong to this species.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known to inhabit old-growth premontane wet forest, and is unlikely to be able to adapt to degraded habitats. Individuals have been seen at night along streams. They presumably breed by direct development and are not dependent on water for breeding.


There is no information on population status, but congenerics inhabiting similar habitats and elevations have declined significantly.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction is taking place due to recent human settlement, as well as agricultural encroachment and wood extraction. Some other species of Craugastor that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions

There are no protected areas near where this species has been found, but one has been proposed for the Sierra de Danta Cruz. Given the likely threat of chytridiomycosis, recommended conservation measures likely should include the establishment of a captive-breeding programme.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because of a projected population decline, estimated to be more than 80% over the next ten years, inferred from declines in other montane streamside Eleutherodactylus species in the same region, probably due to chytridiomycosis.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).


Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith 2004. Craugastor trachydermus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57013A11566771. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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