This species is known from Cerro del Mono near La Unión in eastern Guatemala close to the border with Honduras; and nearby at Quebrada Grande, Department of Copán, in extreme western Honduras. Its altitudinal range is 1,370-1,450m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lower montane wet forest, where it breeds in tree cavities.
This is a poorly known species. Only two adult specimens have been collected from Honduras and one juvenile specimen from Guatemala. It is extremely rare and is probably in decline. Recent visits to the Honduran site have failed to find the species.
The primary threat to the species is severe deforestation, due to coffee cultivation and livestock grazing. The only known site in Honduras is highly disturbed, but the habitat is in better condition at the Guatemalan site.
It is not known from any protected areas, although it is on edge of the Parque Nacional Cerro Azul in Honduras. Maintenance and/or protection of the species' remaining intact habitat is recommended.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Guatemala and Honduras.
This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Ecnomiohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie, Manuel Acevedo 2004. Ecnomiohyla salvaje. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55640A11345995. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55640A11345995.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019