This species is found in the Pacific coastal versant of Mexico, from southwestern Sonora to northern Colima, and is also recorded in southwestern Chihuahua.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is commonly found in tropical deciduous and semi-deciduous forest, and riparian environments. It has also been recorded in lowland pine forest in Chihuahua. It presumably breeds in water.
This is a common species.
This species requires the presence of ponds and other water systems to survive. The disappearance of forest patches can result in the local desiccation of water systems. However, overall this species is not significantly threatened.
The range of this species includes several Biosphere Reserves. The preservation of forests is the only way to protect this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and somewhat adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela, Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010. Incilius mazatlanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T54704A11187584. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T54704A11187584.en