This species occurs in the Sierra de Opalaca and the Sierra de Montecillos, Montana de La Sierra, in south-west Honduras, at 1,800-2,160m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in arboreal bromeliads in lower montane moist forest, and breeds in ponds.
It is considered moderately common.
The main threat to the species is deforestation primarily due to agricultural expansion (involving both crops and livestock), logging, and human settlement.
The range of this species includes the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de Montecillos. Expanded protection of the montane forests of Honduras is necessary.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000km2 and its area of occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Honduras.
This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Exerodonta (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda 2004. Exerodonta catracha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55435A11311096. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55435A11311096.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018