This species is a Panamanian endemic known only from the type locality "along the Río Changena, Provincia Bocas del Toro, Panamá, 830m [asl]" (Lynch 1980) in the western Cordillera Central adjacent to Costa Rica.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial, direct developing species found in humid montane forest.
It is known only from the 1966 type collection of six specimens.
The threats to this species are not known.
It has apparently been recorded from within Parque Internacional La Amistad.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Craugastor jota. In: IUCN 2014