This species is known from the Sierra de Juárez, northern Oaxaca, Mexico, at elevations of 680-1,850m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a stream-breeding amphibian that requires the presence of streams and humid microhabitats.
This species is relatively uncommon and is known only from a few localities.
The main threat to this species is the disturbance and desiccation of streams in cloud forest. In addition, larvae with keratinized mouthparts have been found in southern Mexico, which suggests infection with chytridiomycosis.
Urgent protection of the Sierra de Juárez area is suggested since there are no existing protected areas in the region. In view of what appears to be a genuine risk of chytridiomycosis, the status of this species should be closely monitored, and ex-situ populations may need to be established. This species is protected by Mexican law under the "Special Protection" category (Pr).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Antonio Muñoz Alonso, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Duellmanohyla ignicolor. In: IUCN 2014