This species occurs in the Sierra de Opalaca and the Sierra de Montecillos, Montana de La Sierra, in south-west Honduras, at 1,800-2,160m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in arboreal bromeliads in lower montane moist forest, and breeds in ponds.
It is considered moderately common.
The main threat to the species is deforestation primarily due to agricultural expansion (involving both crops and livestock), logging, and human settlement.
The range of this species includes the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de Montecillos. Expanded protection of the montane forests of Honduras is necessary.
This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Exerodonta (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda 2004. Exerodonta catracha. In: IUCN 2014