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Atelopus varius (Veragoa stubfoot toad)

Synonyms: Atelopus bibronii; Atelopus loomisi; Atelopus varius ambulatorius; Atelopus varius loomisi; Atelopus varius maculatus; Atelopus varius varius

Wikipedia Abstract

The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad (Atelopus varius), also known as the clown frog, is a neo-tropical true toad from the family Bufonidae (Crump 1986). Once ranging from Costa Rica to Panama, A. varius is now listed as critically endangered and has been reduced to a single remnant population near Quepos, Costa Rica (rediscovered in 2003) and is presumed to be extinct in Panama (IUCN).
View Wikipedia Record: Atelopus varius

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Atelopus varius

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.91
EDGE Score: 4.84


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  484
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  10 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.4 inches (6 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Chocó-Darién moist forests Colombia, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Isthmian-Atlantic moist forests Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Isthmian-Pacific moist forests Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Talamancan montane forests Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
La Amistad International Park National Park II 541617 Panama, Costa Rica  
Palo Seco Protected Forest 414551 Panama    
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park World Heritage Site 1403176 Panama, Costa Rica  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes


Erythrolamprus epinephelus (Night Ground Snake)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Abilene Zoological Gardenszeteki
Audubon Zoozeteki
Bergen County Zoological Parkzeteki
Binder Park Zoozeteki
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Societyzeteki
Buffalo Zoological Gardenszeteki
Cape May County Park Zoozeteki
Central Park Zoozeteki
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Parkzeteki
Chicago Zoological Parkzeteki
Clyde Peeling's Reptilandzeteki
Columbus Zoo and Aquariumzeteki
Dallas Zoozeteki
Denver Zoological Gardenszeteki
Detroit Zoological Society
Dickerson Park Zoozeteki
Fort Worth Zoological Parkzeteki
Fresno Chaffee Zoozeteki
Great Plains Zoozeteki
Houston Zoo, Inc.zeteki
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardenszeteki
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Little Rock Zoological Gardenszeteki
Louisville Zoological Gardenzeteki
Maryland Zoo in Baltimorezeteki
Miami Metrozoozeteki
Miller Park Zoozeteki
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inczeteki
Newport Aquariumzeteki
North Carolina Zoological Parkzeteki
Oakland Zoozeteki
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoozeteki
Oklahoma City Zoological Parkzeteki
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Parkzeteki
Potawatomi Zoozeteki
Riverbanks Zoo and Gardenzeteki
Saint Louis Zoological Parkzeteki
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarzeteki
San Diego Zoozeteki
Sedgwick County Zoozeteki
Seneca Park Zoozeteki
Smithsonian National Zoological Parkzeteki
St. Paul's Como Zoozeteki
Staten Island Zoozeteki
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoozeteki
The Philadelphia Zoozeteki
Toledo Zoological Gardenszeteki
Toronto Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoozeteki
Woodland Park Zoological Gardenszeteki
Zoo Atlantazeteki
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoozeteki
Zoo New England, Stone Zoozeteki

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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