Nototriton saslaya

Subgenus: Nototriton
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae
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: Nicaragua


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Cerro Sasalya and Cerro El Torro in Parque Nacional Saslaya, north-central Nicaragua, at 1,280-1,370m asl (Köhler et al., 2004).

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in lower montane wet (cloud) forest, and is arboreal, hiding in thick moss. It is not found in degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is reasonably common in its small range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats known, and its habitat is well protected. Nonetheless, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

The entire known range of this species is protected in Parque Nacional Saslaya. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.


Köhler, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Nototriton saslaya. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59301A11909338. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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