This species can be found in the Atlantic versant of Mexico from San Luis Potosi and Veracruz along the Caribbean lowlands to Belize and northwestern Honduras; crossing the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and thence southeast along the Chiapas and Guatemalan versant to El Salvador (Lynch, 2000). It has an altitudinal range of sea level to 2,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is only known from tropical lowland and montane rainforests. It occurs in the leaf-litter and can also occur in coffee plantations. Reproduction occurs by direct development.
It is common in Chiapas through El Salvador. It is the most common frog in the southern foothills of Guatemala. There are few records from Belize and Honduras.
Deforestation is the only major known threat to this species.
It occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005). We follow Lynch (2000) in separating this species from C. rhodopis.
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