Agalychnis callidryas


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Agalychnis callidryas
Species Authority: (Cope, 1862)
Common Name/s:
English Red-eyed Treefrog
Spanish Rana Arborícola
Agalychnis callidryas Funkhouser, 1957 subspecies taylori
Agalychnis helenae Cope, 1885

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Georgina Santos-Barrera, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Juan Manuel Renjifo, Federico Bolaños
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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found on the Atlantic slopes and lowlands from southern Veracruz and northern Oaxaca in Mexico, south-eastward to northern Honduras and continuing on to the Caribbean slope to Panama. There is also an isolated record from the Cartagena Botanic Garden in northern Colombia. Its altitudinal range is from sea level up to 1,250m.
Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama
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Population [top]

Population: This is generally considered to be an abundant species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits tropical lowland and montane forest, where there is a continuous forest cover. The presence of temporary or permanent ponds is important for its reproduction. It can live in secondary forest, and even very heavily degraded areas as long as there is a tree close to a pond (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.). It does well in areas where there has been selective logging.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat loss by the destruction of natural forests although it is known to survive in places with a degree of anthropogenic alteration. It is also recorded within the pet trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is protected by many parks throughout its range. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.
Citation: Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Georgina Santos-Barrera, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Juan Manuel Renjifo, Federico Bolaños 2004. Agalychnis callidryas. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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