This species occurs from southern Sinaloa and Durango, southward to Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima, in Mexico.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of rocky cascading streams in tropical dry forest, and maybe also coniferous forest at low to moderate elevations. It breeds in streams.
This is a very common species.
This species appears very resistant to human impacts on its habitat and other related activities.
The range of this species includes at least three protected areas. Protection of the original habitats will prevent the desiccation of streams inhabited by this frog. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Smith and Ciszar (2003), consider the record of Lithobates pustulosus from 13km W Matáchic, Chihuahua, Mexico to actually refer to Lithobates chiricahuensis.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Lithobates pustulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58703A11824250. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58703A11824250.en .Downloaded on 23 February 2019