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Craugastor inachus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Craugastor inachus
Species Authority: (Campbell and Savage, 2000)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Manuel Acevedo, Bruce Young
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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 Guatemala.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in mid Motagua Valley and associated areas in central and eastern Guatemala and the slopes of the Salamá Basin in Baja Verapaz, at elevations of 500-1,400m asl. It is likely to occur somewhat more widely.
Countries:
Native:
Guatemala
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species, but it is still seen regularly.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is restricted to narrow riparian corridors in premontane dry forest. No other member of the genus occurs in such dry areas in this part of Central America. Reproduction occurs via direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is habitat loss due to agricultural activities and extraction of wood. Some other species of the genus that are associated with high-elevation streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs outside any protected areas although the Motagua Valley has been proposed for a new national park. There is an urgent need to expand the protected areas network to include additional tracts of suitable remaining habitat in the range of this species. Further research is necessary to determine whether chytrid poses a threat.
Citation: Manuel Acevedo, Bruce Young 2004. Craugastor inachus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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