This species occurs in Sierra de Nombre de Dios and Montaña Macuzal, Atlantica and Yoro departments, north-central Honduras, at elevations of 90-1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lowland moist forest and premontane wet forest. It has been collected along shallow, slow-moving streams. It lays eggs in vegetation over streams.
It is uncommon and all populations are believed to be declining.
Habitat loss and degradation due to subsistence and small holder agriculture, and logging, is the main threat to this species. Landslides on the upper clear water streams (caused by strong storms and human activities in the lower portions of the streams), water pollution, and fires are also threats. Chytridiomycosis presents a potential threat to this species.
It occurs within the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito and the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Texiguat. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species, particularly given the threat of chytridiomycosis.
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson 2004. Duellmanohyla salvavida. In: IUCN 2014