This species occurs from the south from the eastern lowlands and cordilleras of Panama to the Río San Juan de Micay in western Colombia, in the forested lowlands north and west of the Andes extending in to the middle of the Magdelana valley, south to dry forests. There are isolated populations in the Montes de Maria and along the Serrania de Perija and possibly in the inter-Andean valley of the Río Cauca, Colombia. It is known up to 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A largely terrestrial species also associated with low vegetation in humid lowland and montane forest also common in wet pastureland and rare in primary forest. It breeds by the direct development method of reproduction; the egg deposition site is not known.
This species is reasonably common.
It is an adaptable species that is not significantly threatened.
The species has been recorded from the Panamanian protected areas of Parque Nacional Darién and Area de Manejo Especial Nusagandi. Its range includes several protected areas in Colombia.
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith, 2005).
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, John Lynch 2004. Craugastor raniformis. In: IUCN 2014