Craugastor persimilis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor persimilis
Species Authority: (Barbour, 1926)
Eleutherodactylus persimilis Barbour, 1926
Microbatrachyls persimilis (Barbour, 1926)
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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bolaños, F., Chaves, G. & Savage, J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
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: Bolaños, F., Chaves, G. & Savage, J. 2008. Craugastor persimilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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