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Ptychohyla panchoi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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 is known from the Sierra de las Minas, the MontaƱas del Mico, and the Sierra Xucaneb in eastern and central Guatemala, from 100-895m asl. It probably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a stream-breeding species that lives in moist tropical forest, often along streams, and is not found in degraded habitats.

Population

It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat loss, due to expanding agriculture, wood extraction, and human settlement, as well as water pollution, are the major threats to the species. Chytridiomycosis is also a major threat, and declines due to the disease have already been detected amongst species of this genus in Guatemala (Mendelson et al. 2004).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de las Minas and Montanos del Mico Catchment Reserve. Given the risk of chytridiomycosis, there may be a need to establish a captive-breeding programme for this species.

Citation

Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith 2004. Ptychohyla panchoi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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