This species is endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula, in east-central Yucatan and north-central Quintana Roo, Mexico. The type locality is 10m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is lowland tropical semi-deciduous and deciduous forest. It is both terrestrial and arboreal and is sometimes found in caverns and cenotes. Breeding is by direct development.
It is rarely encountered but is occasionally locally common.
The major threats to this species is habitat loss and disturbance due to tourist activities, in particular along the Quintana Roo Mayan area.
A portion of this species' range is within the Reserva de la Biósfera Sian Ka'an, which affords it some protection. Protection of the original forest in the Yucatan Peninsula is also recommended. This species is protected by Mexican Law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
This species was previously within the genus Eleutherodactylus (Crawford and Smith 2005).
Julian Lee, Rogelio Cedeño Vázquez 2004. Craugastor yucatanensis. In: IUCN 2014