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Craugastor matudai

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Craugastor
Higher classification  Craugastor
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Craugastoridae
Scientific name  Craugastor matudai
Rank  Species
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Craugastor matudai (common names: Matuda's robber frog, Matuda's strea 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. It is named after Eizi Matuda, Japanese–Mexican botanist who hosted Hobart Muir Smith and his wife Rozella B. Smith, the collectors of the type series from Cerro Ovando.

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Description

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.

Habitat and conservation

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).

References

Craugastor matudai Wikipedia


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