This species is known from only three localities east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in northern Chiapas and eastern Oaxaca, Mexico. The type locality is at 1,690m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It only inhabits high-elevation cloud forests with cascading mountain streams. It presumably breeds in streams.
This is a common species within its restricted range.
Habitat loss due to logging represents the main threat to this species.
Its range includes the Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra del los Tuxtlas, but expanded protection of cloud forest habitat in this region is needed. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Charadrahyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Antonio Muñoz Alonso, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Charadrahyla chaneque. In: IUCN 2014