This species is known from the areas surrounding San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, at 2,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The primary habitat is pine and pine-oak forests at intermediate elevations. It breeds by direct development.
It is a rare species.
Most of its range has been dramatically transformed in the past few years by an increased rate of logging and urbanization.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and restoration and protection of the remaining habitat of this species is urgently required. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Craugastor glaucus. In: IUCN 2014