Craugastor polyptychus

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae
Species Description: Savage 2002,Amph.Rept.Costa Rica ,: 260

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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: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in the humid lowlands of Atlantic slope southeastern Nicaragua, southeastern Costa Rica and adjacent northwestern Panama, at elevations of sea level-260m asl (Savage, 2002).

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial species of the leaf-litter in lowland moist and wet forests. This species also occurs in disturbed habitats and banana plantations. It has a direct development form of reproduction.


It is a common to abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is generally threatened by habitat loss resulting from severe deforestation.

Conservation Actions

While there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from several protected areas. There is a need to protect lowland forested areas close to the Caribbean coast.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005). It has recently been separated from Eleutherodactylus bransfordii.


Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Chaves, G., Savage, J. & Köhler, G. 2008. Craugastor polyptychus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56873A11547392. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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