This species is restricted to the Atlantic versant of the north-eastern and eastern portions of the departments of Olancho and Colón, respectively, in Honduras, at elevations of 150-680m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in lowland moist and premontane wet forest. It reproduces by direct development along streams.
It is relatively common, but is likely to be decreasing due to ongoing habitat destruction within its range. The dramatic declines that have been seen in some other species of Eleutherodactylus in Honduras have not been observed in this species so far.
Although this species occurs in the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, forest destruction throughout this species' range, mainly as a result of agricultural expansion, is nonetheless rampant and causing a decrease in available habitat for this species. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, especially in Honduras, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
There is a need for improved management of the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Honduras.
Larry David Wilson, Bruce Young 2004. Craugastor pechorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56838A11543291. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56838A11543291.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018