This species can be found in the humid lowlands of Atlantic slope southeastern Nicaragua, southeastern Costa Rica and adjacent northwestern Panama, at elevations of sea level-260m asl (Savage, 2002).
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species of the leaf-litter in lowland moist and wet forests. This species also occurs in disturbed habitats and banana plantations. It has a direct development form of reproduction.
It is a common to abundant species.
It is generally threatened by habitat loss resulting from severe deforestation.
While there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from several protected areas. There is a need to protect lowland forested areas close to the Caribbean coast.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and 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). It has recently been separated from Eleutherodactylus bransfordii.
Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Chaves, G., Savage, J. & Köhler, G. 2008. Craugastor polyptychus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56873A11547392. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T56873A11547392.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018