Lithobates vibicarius Cope, 1894

Rancho Redondo frog, Green-eyed frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Levirana vibicaria Cope, 1894; Lithobates vibicaria (Cope, 1894) [orth. error]; Rana godmani Günther, 1900; Rana vibicaria (Cope, 1894)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1990

Rediscovered in 2002

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Costa Rica & Panama


Biology & Ecology







A photo of this species can be seen here:



Original scientific description:

Cope, Edward Drinker. (1894). Third addition to a knowledge of the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 46: 194-206.

Other references:

Castro-Cruz, A. and García-Fernández, F. (2012). Report on Lithobates vibicarius (Cope 1894) (Anura: Ranidae) in Parque NAcional de Agua Juan Castro Blanco, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Froglog 100: 69-70.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group & NatureServe. (2013). Lithobates vibicarius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 21 July 2013.

Jiménez, Randall R. et al. (2020). Habitat disturbance influences the skin microbiome of a rediscovered neotropical-montane frog. BMC Microbiology 20: 292.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Zweifel, R. G. (1964). Distribution and life history of the Central American frog Rana vibicaria. Copeia 1964(2): 300-308.


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