Biodiversity catalog

Barber’s Sheep Frog
Hypopachus barberi
Barber's sheep frog

Species IUCN Status

Vulnerable

Projects (Locations)

carbonplus, forest, guatemala

The Barber’s sheep frog inhabits humid, pine-oak forests and smaller microclimates, favoring short grasses, meadows, and fruit and coffee groves. The frog breeds in temporary to semi-permanent pools, making this species highly dependent on rainfall. The geographic range of the Barber’s sheep frog spans from Chiapas, Mexico through Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The IUCN Red List classifies this frog as vulnerable because of habitat loss. Longer and more severe droughts have also had a negative impact on the Barber’s sheep frog’s population.