Hypopachus ustus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Hypopachus ustus
Species Authority: (Cope, 1866)
Gastrophryne usta (Cope, 1866)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-06
Assessor(s): Georgina Santos-Barrera, Gunther Köhler, Manuel Acevedo, Paulino Ponce-Campos
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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found from southern Sinaloa southward to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Pacific versant and from central Veracruz to the south and east to Oaxaca and Chiapas continuing to Guatemala and El Salvador, at elevations of 0-1,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
El Salvador; Guatemala; Mexico
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1000
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in Guatemala and uncommon in El Salvador; it is abundant in Mexico.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in the lowlands in tropical moist and dry forests. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds and can tolerates habitat disturbance.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas in Mexico. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).

Citation: Georgina Santos-Barrera, Gunther Köhler, Manuel Acevedo, Paulino Ponce-Campos. 2010. Hypopachus ustus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57817A11687717. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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