Smilisca sordida
Drab Treefrog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from northeastern Honduras to northwestern Panama on the Atlantic slope; and on the Pacific slope in southwestern Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama and El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province, in west-central Panama. There is an isolated record from the middle Magdalena Valley in Santander Department, Colombia (that might eventually prove to be a separate species). It occurs from sea level to 1,525m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits humid lowland and montane forest in the vicinity of rocky streams where it reproduces. It can tolerate substantial disturbance of its habitat, and is found in plantations and urban areas.


This is a common species throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

It is not clear that records from Colombia refer to the same species as those in Central America, in part, because of the large gap in the distribution (K.-H. Jungfer pers. comm.). It is possible that this is a complex of two or three species (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.).


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Gerardo Chaves, Larry David Wilson, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Federico Bolaños, Javier Sunyer 2010. Smilisca sordida. In: IUCN 2014


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