Bolitoglossa gracilis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bolitoglossa gracilis
Species Authority: Bolaños, Robinson and Wake, 1987

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Federico Bolaños, David Wake, Jay Savage
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two sites in the vicinity of Tapantí, Cartago Province, central Costa Rica, at 1,225-1,280m asl (Savage 2002).
Costa Rica
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information on its population status, but it is probably very rare.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in premontane rainforest and does not appear to be able to adapt to secondary habitats. One individual was collected from a moss mat 10cm above the ground on a tree (Savage 2002). It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat outside the Parque Nacional Tapantí has been lost to large-scale coffee plantations; the remaining habitat in the park is relatively secure.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One of the sites where this species has been collected is now protected in Parque Nacional Tapantí. All suitable habitat has been lost at the type locality (Río Quirí).
Citation: Federico Bolaños, David Wake, Jay Savage 2004. Bolitoglossa gracilis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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