Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti Grant, 1931

Karl's robber frog, Web-footed coqui, Stream coqui



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Euhyas karlschmidti (Grant, 1931)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1974 (Suckling et al., 2004); 1976? 1988?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Puerto Rico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Grant, C. (1931). A new frog from Porto Rico. Copeia 1931: 55-56.

Other references:

Blair Hedges, Rafael Joglar, Richard Thomas. (2010). Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 12 August 2012.

Drewry, G. E. and Jones, K. (1976). A new ovoviviparous frog, Eleutherodactylus jasperi (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) from Puerto Rico. Journal of Herpetology 10: 161-165.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2021. Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T7146A172793731. Accessed on 27 July 2022.

Joglar, R. L., and Burrowes, P. A. (1996). Declining amphibian populations in Puerto Rico. Pp. 371-380. In: R. Powell and R. W. Henderson (editors). Contributions to West Indian Herpetology. A Tribute to Albert Schwartz. Contributions to Herpetology 12. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca. 475 pp.

Ríos-López, Neftalí, Puente-Rolón, Alberto R., Angeli, Nicole F., Vega-Castillo, Sondra I. and Dávila-Casanova, Daniel. (2023). Amphibians and their History, Distribution, and Conservation in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, pp. 296-465. In: Ríos-López, Neftalí and Heatwole, Harold (eds.). The Conservation and Biogeography of Amphibians in the Caribbean. Pelagic Publishing.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.


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