Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species can be found on the Pacific slopes from Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico, to central Guatemala, at 1,500-2,000m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits pine-oak and cloud forests. It is closely associated with low vegetation along small mountain streams. Reproduction occurs via larval development in streams.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004
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Assessor/s
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Mrquez, Manuel Acevedo, Antonio Muoz Alonso

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

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Justification
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Guatemala and Mexico.
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Population

Population
It is common to abundant in Chiapas and Guatemala.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threat is habitat loss and disturbance due to agriculture, logging, and human settlement. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat, given the impact that it has had on some other members of the genus in the region.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is present in Reserva de la Bisfera El Triunfo in Mexico, and is presumably present in several protected areas in Guatemala. Improved legal protection of the extensive forested areas in Los Chimalapas is needed.
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Wikipedia

Plectrohyla matudai

Plectrohyla matudai is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is found in Guatemala, Mexico, and possibly Honduras. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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