This species can be found from San Marcos and Sololá, Guatemala, and adjacent eastern Chiapas, Mexico, at elevations of 1,300-2,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits tropical humid cloud forests. It is a terrestrial species that can also be found in small bushes. Reproduction occurs by direct development.
There are no recent records from Chiapas and the species is uncommon in its small range in Guatemala.
Loss and disturbance of the original forest habitat, primarily due to agriculture and logging, is the major threat.
This species is not found in any protected area, and protection of the remaining montane forest habitat is urgently needed. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Manuel Acevedo 2004. Craugastor stuarti. In: IUCN 2014