This species is known from east-central Sonora along the Sierra Madre Occidental through western Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Nayarit to central Jalisco, Mexico. It occurs from close to sea level to 470m asl (Smith and Chiszar, 2003).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is predominantly aquatic, dwelling in temporary or permanent pools formed by rainfalls in shrublands and mesquite forests. It breeds in pools. It is a very poorly known species.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
Severe droughts might affect this species, but this has not been studied.
The range of this species is not within any protected area. The creation of protected areas in Sonora or Sinaloa is recommended to protect this species.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela 2010. Lithobates magnaocularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T58656A11821339. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T58656A11821339.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018