Bolitoglossa celaque 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Caudata Plethodontidae

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa celaque McCranie & Wilson, 1993
Common Name(s):
English Celaque Mushroomtongue Salamander
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: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cruz, G., Wilson, L.D., McCranie, R. & Castañeda, F.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Young, B.E.
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southwestern Honduras.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Montana de Celaque, the Sierra de Opalaca and the Sierra de Montecillos in the departaments of Lempira and Intibuca y La Paz in the south-west of Honduras. It is found between 1,900 and 2,620m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1900
Upper elevation limit (metres):2620
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Population [top]

Population:In Montana de Celaque, it is abundant in suitable habitat. The species was collected at Reserva Biológica de Opalaca in October 2006 (Franklin Castañeda pers. comm. 2007).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been found in lower montane moist forest in arboreal bromeliads, on wet mosses on the ground, and along the sides of streams; there is little information on its adaptability to habitat degradation. Breeding is by direct development, with the species laying its eggs in low bromeliads and in mosses.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is forest loss due to subsistence agriculture and frequent forest fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Four of the five sites from which this species is reported are within protected areas: Parque Nacional Cerro Celaque, Reserva Biológica de Guajiquiro, Reserva Biológica de Opalaca and Reserva Biológica de Montecillos.

Citation: Cruz, G., Wilson, L.D., McCranie, R. & Castañeda, F. 2008. Bolitoglossa celaque. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59144A11889323. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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