This species can be found in the cloud forest of the Sierra Xucaneb and the Sierra de las Minas, central Guatemala, at 1,500-2,290m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found along streams in cloud forest. Reproduction occurs via direct development. It can persist in reduced numbers in moderately disturbed areas.
It is uncommon but still regularly seen in appropriate habitat.
A major threat to this species is habitat destruction, and more than 50% of its habitat has been lost in the last 10 years due to conversion of forest to ornamental plant farms. Some other species of the genus that are associated with high-elevation streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
This species has been collected within Biotopo del Quetzal and the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de las Minas. Further research is necessary to determine whether chytrid poses a real threat.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Guatemala.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Manuel Acevedo, Bruce Young 2004. Craugastor daryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56550A11495916. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56550A11495916.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018