This species is known from the Pacific slopes of the Sierra de Miahuatlán and Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits pine-oak forest areas, and breeds by direct development.
There is no information on the current population status of this species.
The major threat is habitat disturbance and loss due to agricultural expansion and logging.
Protection of the forests of central Oaxaca is extremely urgent since no protected areas exist in this region. Further survey work is needed to establish its current population status. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Eleutherodactylus syristes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56989A11552730. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56989A11552730.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019