This species is known from two threat defined locations: one in central Veracruz, Mexico, in the Huatusco region, at around 1,325 m asl, and two in the Sierra Negra in southern Puebla at 1,124 m asl (Canseco-Márquez et al. in prep.). Its extent of occurrence is 1,300 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits cloud forest and breeds by larval development in streams.
This is a rare species whose population is severely fragmented and due to ongoing habitat loss is decreasing.
The main threat is the transformation of cloud forest fragments to both arable and pastoral agricultural land. In the state of Veracruz this is particularly prevalent.
It does not occur within any protected areas and is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.
Its cloud forest habitat is in urgent need of protection and restoration. Development and implementation of species management plans, in addition to broad habitat management, are necessary.
Further research in to population, life history and threats is necessary.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is 1,300 km2, all individuals are in two threat-defined locations and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but was moved to the new genus Megastomatohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Megastomatohyla nubicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T55579A53956602. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T55579A53956602.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018