This species can be found at moderate elevations of the Sierra de Omoa west-south-west of San Pedro Sula on the Atlantic versant of north-western Honduras, at elevations of 760-1,150m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs in, and breeds by direct development along, streams in premontane wet forest.
It is known from 24 specimens. Formerly, it was moderately common, but is now undergoing a precipitous decline. A visit to the area of the type locality in 1996 failed to turn up individuals of this or any other amphibian.
Although habitat loss is certainly affecting this species, this does not explain the dramatic decline that has taken place. Some other species of Craugastor that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances at higher elevations, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, and so this might be a major threat to this species.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. It is a very high priority to conduct surveys to relocate this species and determine its current population status; in view of the risk of chytridiomycosis, surviving individuals might need to form the basis for the establishment of an ex-situ population.
This species was previously included in the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson 2004. Craugastor omoaensis. In: IUCN 2014