This species can be found from central Veracruz in Mexico to western El Peten, Guatemala, at 0-600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of lowland moist forest, and occurs in low vegetation, including under leaf sheaths of banana plants. Reproduction occurs by direct development, probably on the ground in moist leaf-litter.
This is a poorly known species that has not often been collected; little is known about its biology and ecology. It is locally common in Chiapas and is known from a single locality from El Peten, Guatemala.
The main threat to this species is the loss of the original forest cover, in particular due to logging and agriculture.
It has been recorded in the protected areas at Yaxchilan, and the El Triunfo and El Ocote Biosphere Reserves (where extensive forest remains) in Mexico. Additional fieldwork is needed to evaluate the status of the populations in the field.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southern Mexico and Guatemala.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Gunther Köhler, Antonio Muñoz Alonso 2004. Craugastor alfredi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56405A11470377. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56405A11470377.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018