This species is largely restricted to western Veracruz and adjacent Hidalgo and Puebla in Mexico between 1,200 and 2,100m asl. There is an apparently disjunct population in central and south-eastern Chiapas (and adjacent Oaxaca) (Lynch 2000b). It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits tropical montane forest, and it is not known if it can survive in disturbed habitats. Breeding takes place by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
The main threat is forest loss due to logging, human settlement, and some agricultural activities.
It occurs in Reserva de la Biósfera La Sepultura.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its montane forest habitat
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005). We follow Lynch (2000b) in separating Eleutherodactylus loki from E. rhodopis.
John Lynch, Georgina Santos Barrera 2004. Craugastor rhodopis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56910A11550427. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56910A11550427.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018