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
Eleutherodactylus noblei Barbour & Dunn, 1921
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. 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): 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Least Concern (LC)
2004 Least Concern (LC)

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 occurrence:
Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
Lower elevation limit (metres): 4
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1200
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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).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2010: e.T56795A11525907. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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