Craugastor persimilis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor persimilis
Species Authority: (Barbour, 1926)
Microbatrachylus rearki Taylor, 1952
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). It was recently separated from Eleutherodactylus bransfordii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage
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 habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from central to south-eastern Costa Rica, on the Atlantic slopes at elevations of 39-1,200m asl.
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: It is collected occasionally. It can experience marked population fluctuations from year to year.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in leaf-litter of lowland and premontane moist rainforest. It can persist in moderately disturbed areas, including plantations (cacao, coffee and exotic trees) and breeds on the forest floor.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is relatively adaptable, being only absent where land is thoroughly converted to open pasture and pineapple plantations. The range of this species is severely fragmented by this habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Barbilla.
Citation: Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Jay Savage 2004. Craugastor persimilis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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