This species occurs in the Amazonian lowlands in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (Departments Amazonas, Loreto and Madre de Dios); recently recorded from 50km southwest of Manaus in central Brazil (Hoogmoed, pers comm.). It is suspected to occur in Bolivia. Its altitudinal range is 50-600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A high canopy species of primary tropical lowland rainforest, descending to low branches to breed (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). At Yasuní National Park, this species has been collected in Terra Firme Forest on branches and shrubs (Ron, 2001). Breeding takes place in fallen trees containing small water pools; tadpoles have also been collected in small pools on the ground. The species may be found over small waterbodies.
It is rarely encountered.
No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).
In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, and Parque Nacional Yasuní. In Peru it is known to occur in Parque Nacional Manu and very possibly in Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria and Zona Reservada Allpahuayo Mishana. In Colombia it is present in the El Pure protected area.
This species was previously within the genus Agalychnis but has recently been moved to the new genus Cruziohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Ariadne Angulo, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea 2004. Cruziohyla craspedopus. In: IUCN 2014