This species can be found in Quebrada de Oro and Cerro Calentura in the Sierra Nombre de Dios in the Departments of Atlantica and Colon, northern Honduras, at elevations of 200-1,260m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is known to occur in leaf-litter in undisturbed lowland moist forest and premontane wet forest, and breeds by direct development.
Although once relatively common, it is now in decline: it was not recorded once during a total of 20 days of searching during 1995 and 1996 in suitable habitat.
The most likely cause of the apparent disappearance of this species is chytridiomycosis.
There are records of this species from Parque Nacional Pico Bonito, Parque Nacional Capiro and Parque Nacional Calentura. Surveys to relocate this species and to determine its current population status are urgently required; surviving individuals might need to form the basis for the establishment of an ex-situ population.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because of a drastic population decline, estimated to be more than 80% over the last ten years, inferred from the apparent disappearance of most of the population, perhaps due to chytridiomycosis.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson 2004. Craugastor fecundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56598A11492550. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56598A11492550.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018