This species is known from northeastern Honduras and northwestern Costa Rica, south to northwestern Colombia, up to 1,520m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of humid lowland and montane forest, and is often seen in disturbed forest or forest edge. In lowland dry forest areas, it is restricted to riparian gallery forest in the dry season, but disperses throughout forest in the wet season (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.). Reproduction occurs by direct development. In Colombia, it has not been recorded from secondary forest.
This species is often common in Costa Rica, although populations have undergone some recorded declines at La Selva (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.).
Museum specimens of this species have been found to have chytrid fungi (R. Puschendorf pers. comm.), but populations are still high. There are no major threats to the species habitat overall at present as it has a wide range.
The range includes several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its 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.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005).
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