Craugastor pelorus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Craugastor pelorus
Species Authority: (Campbell and Savage, 2000)
Eleutherodactylus pelorus Campbell and Savage, 2000
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Georgina Santos-Barrera
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed on the Caribbean slopes of northern Chiapas, Mexico, where it is known from along the small, upper tributaries that drain into the Río Grijalva and the Río Usumacinta (Campbell and Savage 2000). It has been recorded at altitudes of 400-1,700m asl. It might occur more widely.
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits premontane wet forest and lower montane wet forest, where individuals have been found by day under rocks by a mountain stream. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss due to smallholder farming and logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.

Citation: Georgina Santos-Barrera. 2004. Craugastor pelorus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56840A11543607. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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