This species is endemic to the western Cordillera Central of Panama adjacent to Costa Rica, although its distribution is incompletely known. It is known to occur at an altitude of around 1400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial and low vegetation species of humid montane forest. It reproduces by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not clear.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
The major threat is presumed to be general habitat loss through deforestation.
Although there are no specific conservation measures in place for this species, it has been recorded from the adjacent protected areas of Parque Nacional Volcán Barú and 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 monnichorum. In: IUCN 2014