Exerodonta catracha 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Exerodonta catracha (Porras and Wilson, 1987)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Exerodonta (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000km2 and its area of occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Honduras.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the Sierra de Opalaca and the Sierra de Montecillos, Montana de La Sierra, in south-west Honduras, at 1,800-2,160m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is considered moderately common.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in arboreal bromeliads in lower montane moist forest, and breeds in ponds.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is deforestation primarily due to agricultural expansion (involving both crops and livestock), logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de Montecillos. Expanded protection of the montane forests of Honduras is necessary.

Citation: Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda. 2004. Exerodonta catracha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55435A11311096. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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