This species is known from two localities in the valley of the Río Lari, in Limón Province, Costa Rica, at 400-440m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species was recoreded from premontane rainforest.
It is known only from two males found calling alongside streams; nothing is currently known about population abundance.
There is little habitat loss within the range of this species.
This species was collected from within an indigenous reserve. It should be noted that some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Further specimens are needed to confirm the taxonomic validity of this species (Federico Bolaños pers. comm.).
Bolaños, F. & Savage, J. 2008. Diasporus tigrillo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T57007A11564898. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T57007A11564898.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019