Craugastor matudai

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Craugastor matudai
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Craugastor
Subgenus: Campbellius
Species: C. matudai
Binomial name
Craugastor matudai
(Taylor, 1941)

Eleutherodactylus matudai Taylor, 1941[2]

Craugastor matudai (common names: Matuda's robber frog, Matuda's stream frog) is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found in the lower montane zone at elevations of 1,500–2,000 m (4,900–6,600 ft) above sea level on the Pacific versant of Mexico and Guatemala, from Cerro Ovando in southwestern Chiapas (Mexico) to Fraternidad, a village in Esquipulas Palo Gordo, central Guatemala.[3] It is named after Eizi Matuda, Japanese–Mexican botanist[4] who hosted Hobart Muir Smith and his wife Rozella B. Smith, the collectors of the type series from Cerro Ovando.[2]


Males measure 27–28 mm (1.1–1.1 in) and females 37–40 mm (1.5–1.6 in) in snout–vent length. The body is heavily rugose with tiny pearly-topped tubercles. The canthus rostralis is sharp with slightly raised edges. The diameter of the tympanum relative to the eye is much larger in males (>4/5) than in females (little more than 1/2). Males lack vocal sac.[2]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Its natural habitat is pine-oak forest where it lives terrestrially. This rare species is potentially threatened by habitat loss. Mexican law protects it under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).[1]


  1. ^ a b Santos-Barrera, G.; Canseco-Márquez, L. (2004). "Craugastor matudai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T56748A11530557. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Taylor, E. H. (1941). "New amphibians from the Hobart M. Smith Mexican collections". University of Kansas Science Bulletin. 27: 141–167. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Craugastor matudai (Taylor, 1941)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 138. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.