Craugastor persimilis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Craugastor persimilis
Species Authority: (Barbour, 1926)
Eleutherodactylus persimilis Barbour, 1926
Microbatrachyls persimilis (Barbour, 1926)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

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.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica
Lower elevation limit (metres): 39
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1200
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Population [top]

Population: It is collected occasionally. It can experience marked population fluctuations from year to year.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Yes

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 2008: e.T56847A11544425. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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