|Scientific Name:||Duellmanohyla lythrodes|
|Species Authority:||(Savage, 1968)|
Hyla lythrodes Savage, 1968
|Taxonomic Notes:||Further taxonomic work is needed to finally determine whether Duellmanohyla lythrodes is a synonym of Duellmanohyla rufioculis (Federico Bolaños pers. comm. 2007).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group & NatureServe|
|Contributor(s):||Jaramillo, C., Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Fuenmayor, Q. & Ibáñez, R.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Young, B.E. & Nowakowski , J.|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is estimated at 1,336 km2, it is currently known from few locations (≤ 5), and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
|Range Description:||This species is known from the humid lowlands of the Atlantic versant in southern Costa Rica and adjacent north-western Panama, from 170-440 m asl (Savage 2002). Its range, taken as a proxy for extent of occurrence (EOO), is estimated at 1,336 km2.
Native:Costa Rica; Panama
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It is a rare species known only from three specimens.
|Habitat and Ecology:||The few known specimens have been collected on low vegetation (approximately 3 m above ground) within humid lowland forest. The species may be associated with headwater streams (Savage 2002). Larval development is presumed to take place in these streams.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no information on use and trade for this species.|
The major threat to the species is general habitat loss due to deforestation for smallholder farming activities, logging, and human settlement. Chytridiomycosis is also a potential threat to this species.
|Conservation Actions:||It has not been recorded from any protected areas in the lowlands, but has been recorded from private reserves in Monteverde. The lowland forest habitat of this species is in urgent need of protection. Further research is needed to determine the current population status of this species, and whether it is at risk of infection with chytrid.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group & NatureServe 2014. Duellmanohyla lythrodes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.|