Bolitoglossa alberchi

Subgenus: Bolitoglossa
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 occurs in Mexico in the Los Tuxtlas area southern Veracruz, the Los Chimalapas area of extreme eastern Oaxaca, and Caribbean slopes of western and central Chiapas. It generally lives below 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in tropical lowland forest and along the edges of clearings. It can also survive in well-shaded plantations. It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent on water.


It seems to be fairly common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is forest loss due to agriculture, wood extraction, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Los Tuxtlas National Park and the El Ocote Biosphere Reserve.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, it is relatively common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and its is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Bolitoglossa alberchi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59136A11887945. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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