Ptychohyla zophodes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Ptychohyla zophodes Campbell and Duellman, 2000
Common Name(s):
English Gloomy Mountain Stream Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Georgina Santos-Barrera
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species appears to be restricted to the mesic forests of the Atlantic slopes of northern Oaxaca, Mexico, from 400-1,500m asl. It has been recorded from the Sierra Mazateca, the Sierra Juárez and the Sierra Mixes, and it might occur more widely.
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits cloud forest and lower montane rainforest, where it is generally found in vegetation close to streams. The larvae develop in pools in the streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its habitat is under threat from small-scale farming and wood extraction. Larvae have been found in southern Mexico with loss of keratinised mouthparts, indicating chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Georgina Santos-Barrera. 2004. Ptychohyla zophodes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55919A11392007. . Downloaded on 21 April 2018.
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