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Craugastor noblei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Craugastor noblei
Species Authority: (Barbour & Dunn, 1921)
Common Name(s):
English Noble's Robber Frog
Synonym(s):
Eleutherodactylus noblei Barbour & Dunn, 1921
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): Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Federico Bolaños
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to declining fast enough to be listed in a more threatened category.
History:
2008 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in lowland and premontane humid Atlantic forest slopes from northeastern Honduras to western Panama and Pacific versant Costa Rica and west-central Panama, at elevations of 4-1,200m asl (Savage, 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: This species is relatively uncommon, but widely distributed, and regularly seen in Costa Rica. The population at La Selva, Costa Rica appears to have experienced a decline (Whitfield et al., 2007).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a diurnal, forest-floor species of humid lowland and montane forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): General habitat loss by the destruction of natural forests is a 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: While there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from a number of protected areas.

Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Federico Bolaños 2010. Craugastor noblei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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