This species occurs from south-eastern Michoacán, east to Morelos, in central Mexico.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits pine forest areas and requires abundant rocks and leaf-litter, and breeds by direct development.
This is not a common species, but there is very little recent information on its population status.
Disturbance and transformation of the original forest due to the expansion of urbanised areas is a serious threat to this species.
This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus maurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56749A11530673. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56749A11530673.en