Craugastor obesus

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Craugastor obesus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Craugastor
Species: C. obesus
Binomial name
Craugastor obesus
(Barbour, 1928)

Eleutherodactylus obesus (Barbour, 1928)
Syrrhopus obesus Barbour, 1928

Craugastor obesus is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found in the Caribbean slopes of southeastern Costa Rica and western Panama.[2] Its natural habitats are lowland moist forest, premontane and lower montane wet forest and rainforest. It can be found in the spray zone on rocks, boulders, and cliff faces in the middle of moderate-sized cascading streams.[1]

Craugastor obesus is a rare frog. In Costa Rica it was last time recorded in 1984. Recent sampling efforts within its range in Panama have not produced any new observations either. The main threat to this species is chytridiomycosis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group & NatureServe (2014). "Craugastor obesus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Craugastor obesus (Barbour, 1928)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 27 June 2014.