This species occurs from southern Sonora, southward along the Pacific coast including the Balsas Depression, to southern Oaxaca, Mexico. It is found up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits xeric lowlands and tropical deciduous forest, commonly occurring in areas characterized by a prolonged dry season. In the rainy season it is common to find many individuals congregated in temporary pools and even in artificial ponds and other water reservoirs, where they breed.
This is a common species.
Transformation of the original forest habitat of this species is a major threat.
The range of this species includes Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve as well as a few other protected areas. Real protection of the tropical deciduous forest areas in coastal Mexico is needed.
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, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010. Agalychnis dacnicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55813A11369007. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55813A11369007.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019