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Costa Rica Brook Frog

Central America

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Duellmanohyla uranochroa

Endangered

  • Museum specimens have been found to be infected with the chytrid fungus, which may have contributed to the earlier decline.
  • Habitat loss due to smallholder farming activities is mostly a historical threat to this species.

The Costa Rica brook frog or red-eyed stream frog (Duellmanohyla uranochroa) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and rivers.

As of 2013, This species is classified as endangered by the IUCN. Declines and local extinctions have been reported for populations (referred to as Hyla uranochroa) within the Monteverde region of Costa Rica’s Cordillera de Tilaran, synchronous with the decline of 24 (from a total of 53) other amphibian species during 1990.