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Craugastor daryi

Subgenus: Campbellius
family: Craugastoridae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species can be found in the cloud forest of the Sierra Xucaneb and the Sierra de las Minas, central Guatemala, at 1,500-2,290m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found along streams in cloud forest. Reproduction occurs via direct development. It can persist in reduced numbers in moderately disturbed areas.

Population

It is uncommon but still regularly seen in appropriate habitat.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

A major threat to this species is habitat destruction, and more than 50% of its habitat has been lost in the last 10 years due to conversion of forest to ornamental plant farms. Some other species of the genus that are associated with high-elevation streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.

Conservation Actions

This species has been collected within Biotopo del Quetzal and the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de las Minas. Further research is necessary to determine whether chytrid poses a real threat.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).

Citation

Manuel Acevedo, Bruce Young 2004. Craugastor daryi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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