Megastomatohyla mixe
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 only from Vista Hermosa town, Sierra de Juárez, north-central Oaxaca, Mexico, at 1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits cloud forest, and occurs in mountain streams and rocky habitats.


This is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is the loss of original, intact cloud forest due to smallholder agricultural activities and logging.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and the protection of remaining forested habitat in the Sierra de Juárez is urgent. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its cloud forest habitat in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Megastomatohyla mixe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55567A11332899. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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