Craugastor phasma


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor phasma
Species Authority: (Lips and Savage, 1996)
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: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Federico Bolaños, Jay Savage
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.

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.
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information regarding its population status; it is known only from a single specimen
Population Trend: Unknown

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: Federico Bolaños, Jay Savage 2004. Craugastor phasma. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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