Plectrohyla charadricola
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs from north-western Hidalgo to the south and west to northern Puebla, Mexico. It is found from 2,000-2,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is specifically associated with epiphytic vegetation (bromeliads) in cloud and evergreen montane forest, and breeds in streams.


This species is relatively common within its restricted range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The rapid rate of deforestation of the cloud and montane forests of Mexico is the main cause of the decline of this species and others. The disappearance of the forest results in the disappearance of streams and other water reservoirs where the species breeds. Chytridiomycosis is also a threat, as it is a high-elevation stream dweller, and declines due to the disease have already been detected amongst other species of this genus elsewhere.

Conservation Actions

Urgent protection of the cloud and montane forest habitat of this species is required. An assessment of the population status of this species needs to be undertaken, particularly to determine whether chytrid poses a threat. This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Plectrohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Plectrohyla charadricola. In: IUCN 2014


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