This species is known from very humid lowland and premontane areas from southwestern Costa Rica to western central Panama on the Pacific versant and in central Panama on the Atlantic slope, at elevations of sea level to 1,700 m asl (Savage 2002).
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species of relatively pristine humid lowland and montane forest, secondary forests and tree plantations. Breeding takes place in bromeliads and it presumably breeds by direct development.
It is a common, abundant species that is regularly seen in southern Costa Rica and in particular, it is common in San Vito (Santos-Barrera et al. 2007), but may have declined in SW Costa Rica (Ryan et al. 2014). It is commonly encountered in Panama, and is abundant at Cerro Azul in central Panama (Sosa and Guerrel 2013).
It is generally threatened by habitat loss resulting from deforestation due to agriculture and logging.
While there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from many protected areas in Panama and Costa Rica.
Taxonomic studies are required for the sub-populations in Costa Rica (G. Chaves pers. comm. 2015).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
This taxon might be comprised of more than one species.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Diasporus vocator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T57049A3054378. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T57049A3054378.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019