This species occurs only in the highlands of western and central Guatemala, from 1,500 up to at least 2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in cloud forest, including degraded forest, and grassland. It breeds in streams and small temporary ponds.
It is an uncommon species.
There is ongoing degradation of its habitat due to agricultural encroachment, wood extraction, human settlement, and water pollution.
It is not found in any protected areas. The taxonomic validity of this species requires further investigation.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Guatemala.
Manuel Acevedo, Eric Smith 2004. Lithobates macroglossa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58653A11820835. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58653A11820835.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018