This species is known from two threat defined locations: one in central Veracruz, Mexico, in the Huatusco region, at around 1,325 m asl, and two in the Sierra Negra in southern Puebla at 1,124 m asl (Canseco-Márquez et al. in prep.). Its extent of occurrence is 1,300 km
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits cloud forest and breeds by larval development in streams.
This is a rare species whose population is severely fragmented and due to ongoing habitat loss is decreasing.
The main threat is the transformation of cloud forest fragments to both arable and pastoral agricultural land. In the state of Veracruz this is particularly prevalent.
This species was previously included in the genus Hyla but was moved to the new genus Megastomatohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Megastomatohyla nubicola. In: IUCN 2014