This species occurs from central Nuevo León to western Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, northern Querétaro, and extreme north-western Hidalgo, Mexico, at moderate elevations from 650-2,000m asl. It is probably more widespread within its general range.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits pine-oak forest habitats. On several occasions it has been collected from caves. It breeds by direct development.
Although several additional populations have been identified, this species is nowhere common.
Habitat loss due to logging is the main threat to this species. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
This species might occur in the Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, but this requires confirmation. There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites at which this species has been recorded in the Sierra Madre Oriental.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable, although several populations of this species have now been identified, the known Extent of Occurrence of this species is probably less than 20,000 km2, its range does not include any protected areas, and it does not appear to be common.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2010. Eleutherodactylus longipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56727A11525638. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56727A11525638.en .Downloaded on 17 December 2018