Craugastor noblei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor noblei
Species Authority: (Barbour & Dunn, 1921)
Common Name(s):
English Noble's Robber Frog
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)
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.
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).
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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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