This species is known only from the Mayan Mountains in Belize from 100-600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lowland primary wet forest and open parkland pine forest and savannah, and is not found in disturbed habitats. It is associated with streams, in which it breeds.
It is common in suitable habitat.
The main threat to this species is habitat loss, although at present this is not serious.
Much of this species' range is afforded a degree of protection, and it is found in Columbia River Forest Reserve, the Reserva Natural Bladen, and the Reserva de la Biósfera Montañas Mayas Chiquibul.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because although the species appears not to be in decline, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Julian Lee, Paul Walker 2004. Lithobates juliani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58630A11816243. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58630A11816243.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018