This recently described species is widely distributed in the eastern lowlands and cordilleras of central Panama. In Colombia it is known from west of the Andes from the Panamanian border to northern Cauca department, at elevations of up to 1,040m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a large terrestrial species of humid lowland and montane forest. Direct development is the method of reproduction and the egg deposition site is not known. It requires moist conditions and hence is restricted to primary forest.
It is generally considered to be a rare species throughout its range.
General habitat loss due to the destruction of natural forests are localized threats, but there are no major threats to the species' overall survival at present.
The species has been recorded from three protected areas in Panama, and from several protected areas in Colombia.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005). The name "biporcatus" also has been used for Eleutherodactylus opimus, a newly described species, which occurs from central Panama to western Colombia (Savage and Myers 2002).
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, John Lynch 2004. Craugastor opimus. In: IUCN 2014