This species was first described from Isla de Amapala in Valle Department, off the Pacific coast of southern Honduras, near sea level, and this remains the only confirmed location. It has also been recorded from the city of Tegucigalpa at 1,000m asl, but the authenticity of this record has been questioned.
Habitat and Ecology
There is very little information regarding its habitat and ecological requirements. It was recorded in a mineshaft on Isla de Amapala, but it is not now known where the (presumably long-abandoned) mine is. This species is most likely to breed by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species, and there have been no records since before 1904. It is known from three specimens: two from the island, and one that is said to come from Tegucigalpa. Attempts to relocate this species on the island have not been successful.
So little is known about this species that the threats cannot be defined.
Isla de Amapala has been declared a multiple-use zone, but this affords no real protection for this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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