Craugastor aphanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor aphanus
Species Authority: (Campbell, 1994)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only two locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Montañas del Mico and the northern slopes of the eastern portion of the Sierra de las Minas, in the Departamento de Izabal, eastern Guatemala, at 591-786m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a rare species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Although it is found at relatively low elevations, it lives in typical cloud forest conditions with frequent fog and drizzling rain. It is found in undisturbed forest only. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent on water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Small-scale wood extraction is taking place, but much of its habitat is included in a protected area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Montanos del Mico Catchment Reserve, and might also occur in Parque Nacional Sierra de las Minas. Close population monitoring is required given that this species is known from only a few sites.

Citation: Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith 2004. Craugastor aphanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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