Charadrahyla chaneque
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 is known from only three localities east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in northern Chiapas and eastern Oaxaca, Mexico. The type locality is at 1,690m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It only inhabits high-elevation cloud forests with cascading mountain streams. It presumably breeds in streams.


This is a common species within its restricted range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss due to logging represents the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra del los Tuxtlas, but expanded protection of cloud forest habitat in this region is needed. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Charadrahyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Antonio Muñoz Alonso, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Charadrahyla chaneque. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55441A11312044. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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