Craugastor loki

Subgenus: Craugastor
family: Craugastoridae
Species Description: Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat.,24:130.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in the Atlantic versant of Mexico from San Luis Potosi and Veracruz along the Caribbean lowlands to Belize and northwestern Honduras; crossing the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and thence southeast along the Chiapas and Guatemalan versant to El Salvador (Lynch, 2000). It has an altitudinal range of sea level to 2,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is only known from tropical lowland and montane rainforests. It occurs in the leaf-litter and can also occur in coffee plantations. Reproduction occurs by direct development.


It is common in Chiapas through El Salvador. It is the most common frog in the southern foothills of Guatemala. There are few records from Belize and Honduras.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation is the only major known threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005). We follow Lynch (2000) in separating this species from C. rhodopis.


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Paul Walker, Manuel Acevedo 2004. Craugastor loki. In: IUCN 2014


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