Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Craugastor phasma
Species Authority: (Lips & Savage, 1996)
Eleutherodactylus phasma Lips & Savage, 1996
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 within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). Additional taxonomic work is needed to decisively confirm the validity of this species (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bolaños, F. & Savage, J.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of problems with its taxonomy, the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality in Costa Rica in Puntarenas Province, Cantón Coto Brus, Zona Protectora Las Tablas, Finca Jaguar (8° 55´N; 82° 44´W) on the Río Coton around 20km north-north-east of La Lucha, at 1,850m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1850
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information regarding its population status; it is known only from a single specimen
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The one known individual was found on a rocky stream bank in lower montane rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Disease might be an immediate threat to this species; the single known individual was found in association with dead and dying frogs, and was observed to be sick. Pollution might pose an additional threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species' type locality is within the Reserva de la Biósfera de La Amistad.

Citation: Bolaños, F. & Savage, J. 2008. Craugastor phasma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56853A11545473. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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