Eleutherodactylus modestus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus modestus
Species Authority: (Taylor, 1942)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Rana-chirriadora Dedos Chatos

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Jalisco and Colima, Mexico.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the lowlands (700m asl or below) of southern Jalisco and Colima, Mexico, but is perhaps more widespread.
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Population [top]

Population: It is thought to be a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It can be found in tropical deciduous forest, and requires an abundance of leaves and debris on the ground. It is terrestrial and breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and fragmentation, due to clear-cutting and smallholder agricultural activities, represents the main threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species includes Reserva de la Biósfera Chamela-Cuixmala. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Citation: Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Eleutherodactylus modestus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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