Megastomatohyla mixomaculata
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 only from the Coscomatepec region in central Veracruz, Mexico, at altitudes of 900-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is highly associated with epiphytic plants in cloud forest, but breeds in temporary streams.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss due to the conversion of original forest cover to agricultural land, especially coffee plantations.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species is not within any protected area, and protection and restoration of cloud forest remnants is extremely urgent. Survey work is necessary to establish its current population status. It is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

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 Veracruz, 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 mixomaculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55568A11333041. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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