This species is a Panamanian endemic, known only from Río Changena, in Bocas del Toro Province at altitudes of 830-910m asl on the Caribbean slopes of the Cordillera Talamanca, not far from the border with Costa Rica. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This is an arboreal species that inhabits humid montane forest where there is high rain fall throughout the year. It breeds in forest ponds.
There is little information on its population status, since little work was undertaken on this species while it was considered to be a subspecies of Hyla pseudopuma. It is known only from a single locality where 48 specimens were collected. If its population status is similar to that of H. pseudopuma, it can be expected to be common.
The major threat to this species is general habitat loss through the destruction of forests as a result of logging and agricultural development.
Although there are no specific conservation measures in place, this species has been recorded from a protected area (Bosque Protector de Palo Seco).
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Isthmohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005). A re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of this "subspecies" of I. pseudopuma, strongly suggested that this taxon should be recognized as a full species (Duellman 2001)
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Isthmohyla infucata. In: IUCN 2014