Craugastor sabrinus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Craugastor sabrinus
Species Authority: (Campbell & Savage, 2000)
Common Name(s):
English Long-legged Streamfrog
Spanish Rana De Riachuelo De Pernas Largas
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2ace ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Julian Lee, Paul Walker, Manuel Acevedo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because of a drastic population decline estimated to be more than 50% over the last three generations, perhaps due to chytridiomycosis.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the foothills of eastern Guatemala, including the Montañas del Mico, the eastern portion of the Sierra de las Minas, and the northern portion of the Sierra de Merendón. It is also known from the Maya Mountains of Belize. It ranges from near sea level to about 900m asl.
Belize; Guatemala
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Population [top]

Population: Although still common in Belize, it has suffered serious population reductions since the 1990s in Guatemala, where it was formerly common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits lowland and premontane wet and moist forest, living in and alongside streams. It is not found in degraded forest. It breeds by direct development and the eggs are laid on land.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss is taking place due to agriculture, wood extraction, and human settlement. However, it is declining even in suitable habitat in Guatemala. Other species of the genus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, including the Columbia River Forest Reserve and probably in the Bladen Forest Reserve in Belize; and in the Montanas del Mico Catchment Reserve and the Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de las Minas in Guatemala. Further research is necessary to establish the reasons for the declines witnessed in this species in undisturbed habitat.

Citation: Julian Lee, Paul Walker, Manuel Acevedo 2004. Craugastor sabrinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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