This species occurs in the highlands of western and central Guatemala, including the mountains of Alta Verapaz, and the eastern portion of the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes, in the department of Quiché, at 770 1,250m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits humid montane forest, living along streams, and is not found in degraded forest. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent on water for breeding.
It is a common species, though decreasing.
There is continued degradation of its habitat as a result of agricultural encroachment, logging, and human settlements. Water pollution is also a threat to its breeding habitat.
It is not known from any protected areas. In view of the disappearance of other stream-dwelling Eleutherodactylus above 900m asl in Honduras, the population status of this species needs to be carefully monitored.
Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith 2004. Craugastor rivulus. In: IUCN 2014