The type locality of Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis is north of Candelaria Loxicha, 2550 m (16 12.844’ N, 96 31.938’ W), Sierra de Miahuatlan, state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Habitat and Ecology
The habitat at the type locality consisted of mesic pine-oak forest (Meik et al., 2006).
The single female specimen was found in the late afternoon, inactive between the leaves of an arboreal bromeliad. Other amphibians collected at the type locality include Eleutherodactylus mexicanus, Bolitoglossa oaxacensis, and a series of hyline frogs of the Exerodonta sumichrasti group (Meik et al., 2006).
The species was described from a single female specimen; no population status information is available for this species.
Although the area where Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis was found was covered with relatively intact forest during 2001, many slopes of the Sierra de Miahuatlan have been cleared, or partially cleared, for agricultural purposes (Meik et al., 2006).
No conservation measures are currently known for this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
In the Plectrohyla bistincta group. It can be differentiated from similar species by its morphology and colour pattern (Meik et al., 2006).
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135849A4210992. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135849A4210992.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018