This species ranges from the eastern cordilleras in the southeast and southwest of Darién Province in extreme eastern Panama, south throughout western Colombia to the southern part of Guayas Province in Ecuador. It also ranges around the northern slopes of the Cordillera Occidental and Cordillera Central to the middle and upper drainage of the Magdalena Valley, in Colombia. It occurs from sea level up to 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of lowland and submontane rainforest, with a few records also from dry forest. It is a terrestrial species that can survive in secondary forest, but not in open areas. It is often found along streams. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the egg deposition site is not known.
It is a common species.
The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development, plantations, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
It occurs in many protected areas in Colombia, and in the Parque Nacional Darién in Panama. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005).
Taran Grant, Manuel Morales, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Craugastor longirostris. In: IUCN 2014