This species occurs in Mexico in the Los Tuxtlas area southern Veracruz, the Los Chimalapas area of extreme eastern Oaxaca, and Caribbean slopes of western and central Chiapas. It generally lives below 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in tropical lowland forest and along the edges of clearings. It can also survive in well-shaded plantations. It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent on water.
It seems to be fairly common.
The main threat is forest loss due to agriculture, wood extraction, and human settlement.
It occurs in the Los Tuxtlas National Park and the El Ocote Biosphere Reserve.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, it is relatively common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and its is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Parra-Olea, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Bolitoglossa alberchi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59136A11887945. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59136A11887945.en