This species is known only from between Laguna del Cerro and Quebrada Grande in the Department of Copan, in the extreme west of Honduras, at 1,000m asl, close to the Guatemala border.
Habitat and Ecology
Very little is known of the habitat and ecology of this species, but it is believed to occur in premontane wet forest, although the holotype was found on the ground in a coffee plantation, which might suggest some ability to adapt to secondary habitats. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent on water for breeding.
It is known only from a single specimen.
Primary threats probably include deforestation as a result of agricultural and livestock encroachment, human settlements, logging, fires and landslides.
The only known locality is right on edge of Parque Nacional Cerro Azul, so the species might well occur within the protected area although there are no records to date. Further survey work is required to determine the biology and population status of this species and to determine whether or not it is indeed present in Parque Nacional Cerro Azul.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in western Honduras.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie 2004. Craugastor coffeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56516A11489105. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56516A11489105.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019