Craugastor rhodopis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor rhodopis
Species Authority: (Cope, 1867)
Common Name(s):
English Polymorphic Robber Frog
Eleutherodactylus rhodopis Stejneger, 1904
Hylodes plicatus Günther, 1900
Hylodes rhodopis Sumichrast, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). We follow Lynch (2000b) in separating Eleutherodactylus loki from E. rhodopis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): John Lynch, Georgina Santos Barrera
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 montane forest habitat

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is largely restricted to western Veracruz and adjacent Hidalgo and Puebla in Mexico between 1,200 and 2,100m asl. There is an apparently disjunct population in central and south-eastern Chiapas (and adjacent Oaxaca) (Lynch 2000b). It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits tropical montane forest, and it is not known if it can survive in disturbed habitats. Breeding takes place by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is forest loss due to logging, human settlement, and some agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Reserva de la Biósfera La Sepultura.

Citation: John Lynch, Georgina Santos Barrera 2004. Craugastor rhodopis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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