Bolitoglossa alberchi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa alberchi
Species Authority: García-París, Parra-Olea, Brame & Wake, 2002
Common Name(s):
English Alberch's Salamander

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Least Concern, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, it is relatively common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and its is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Mexico in the Los Tuxtlas area southern Veracruz, the Los Chimalapas area of extreme eastern Oaxaca, and Caribbean slopes of western and central Chiapas. It generally lives below 1,000m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It seems to be fairly common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in tropical lowland forest and along the edges of clearings. It can also survive in well-shaded plantations. It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent on water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is forest loss due to agriculture, wood extraction, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Los Tuxtlas National Park and the El Ocote Biosphere Reserve.

Citation: Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Bolitoglossa alberchi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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