This species is known only from Cerro Sasalya and Cerro El Torro in Parque Nacional Saslaya, north-central Nicaragua, at 1,280-1,370m asl (Köhler et al., 2004).
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lower montane wet (cloud) forest, and is arboreal, hiding in thick moss. It is not found in degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
It is reasonably common in its small range.
There are no major threats known, and its habitat is well protected. Nonetheless, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.
The entire known range of this species is protected in Parque Nacional Saslaya. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.
Köhler, G. & Wake, D. 2008. Nototriton saslaya. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59301A11909338. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59301A11909338.en