Craugastor palenque

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae
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: Guatemala, Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found on the lower Caribbean slopes of northern Chiapas, Mexico, and adjacent Guatemala, where it is known from small tributaries that drain into the lower Río Grijalva, at altitudes of 300-350m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in premontane wet forest along small tributary streams in which it presumably breeds.


It is known only from the type series.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss due to agricultural development is a major threat to this species, and water pollution represents an additional threat.

Conservation Actions

It is protected in Parque Nacional Laguna Lachúa in Guatemala. It should be noted that 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.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). The two Guatemalan specimens assigned to this species might represent a new taxon.


Manuel Acevedo, Jay Savage 2004. Craugastor palenque. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56821A11539459. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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