Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Craugastor talamancae
Species Authority: (Dunn, 1931)
Common Name(s):
English Almirante Robber Frog
Eleutherodactylus talamancae Dunn, 1931
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-12-23
Assessor(s): Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Federico Bolaños
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Least Concern (LC)
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from humid lowland forests of the Atlantic versant from Nicaragua to eastern Panama, at elevations of 15-646m asl (Savage, 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
Lower elevation limit (metres): 15
Upper elevation limit (metres): 646
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common in the Atlantic lowlands of Costa Rica; it is also abundant in Panama. However, the population at La Selva, Costa Rica appears to have experienced declines (Whitfield et al., 2007).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This nocturnal species inhabits low vegetation within humid lowland and montane forest. It is sometimes found within modified habitats. It presumably breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Generally it is threatened by habitat loss resulting from severe deforestation. Museum specimens of this species have been found to have chytrid fungi. At La Selva, declines seem to be driven by climate-driven reductions in quantity of standing leaf litter (Whitfield et al., 2007).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: While there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from several protected areas.

Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Federico Bolaños. 2010. Craugastor talamancae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56992A11553539. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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