This species is known from the lowlands (700m asl or below) of southern Jalisco and Colima, Mexico, but is perhaps more widespread.
Habitat and Ecology
It can be found in tropical deciduous forest, and requires an abundance of leaves and debris on the ground. It is terrestrial and breeds by direct development.
It is thought to be a common species.
Habitat loss and fragmentation, due to clear-cutting and smallholder agricultural activities, represents the main threat.
The range of this species includes Reserva de la Biósfera Chamela-Cuixmala. It is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Jalisco and Colima, Mexico.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2004. Eleutherodactylus modestus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56770A11533506. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56770A11533506.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019