Gastrophryne pictiventris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gastrophryne pictiventris
Species Authority: (Cope, 1885)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Federico Bolaños, Gunther Köhler
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Atlantic slope of southeastern Nicaragua and Costa Rica, at elevations of 1-500m asl.
Costa Rica; Nicaragua
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Population [top]

Population: It is rarely seen except during exhaustive searches in leaf-litter plots where it can be regular. It can be seen in large numbers during brief explosive breeding aggregations. In Costa Rica, it is a very easy species to see during the explosive breeding period (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits leaf-litter of lowland moist and wet forests and breeds in temporary pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest destruction is a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of lowland forests is needed. Protected at La Selva and Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, and the Reserva de la Biósfera Sureste (formerly known as the Indio-Maiz Biological Reserve in Nicaragua.
Citation: Federico Bolaños, Gunther Köhler 2004. Gastrophryne pictiventris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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