Craugastor mimus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Craugastor mimus (Taylor, 1955)
Common Name(s):
English Tilaran Robber Frog
Eleutherodactylus mimus Taylor, 1955
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-12-23
Assessor(s): Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Larry David Wilson, Javier Sunyer
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species' geographic range is from the Atlantic slope from eastern Honduras to southeastern Costa Rica, at elevations of 15-940m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):15
Upper elevation limit (metres):940
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Population [top]

Population:It is uncommon, but widespread and regularly seen. The population at La Selva, Costa Rica appears to have experienced declines (Whitfield et al., 2007).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species can be found in the forest floor leaf-litter in undisturbed lowland moist and wet forest. It reproduces via direct development and it tolerates some forest disturbance.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is a major threat to this species. At La Selva, declines seem to be driven by climate-driven reductions in quantity of standing leaf litter (Whitfield et al., 2007).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes several national parks.

Citation: Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Larry David Wilson, Javier Sunyer. 2010. Craugastor mimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56766A11532949. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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