This species is known from Yosocuno and near Nativitas in the Mixteca Alta area of north-western Oaxaca, Mexico, although the limits of its distribution are not known. Its altitudinal range is 2,455-2,670m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with montane oak forest and sometimes uses bromeliads as refuges. Larvae of this species have been collected from a small stream.
The population status of this species is not known.
It is presumed to be threatened by the conversion of suitable forest habitat to agricultural land. Chytridiomycosis might be a future threat to this species, as it is a high-elevation stream dweller, and declines due to this disease have already been detected amongst other species of this genus elsewhere.
Due to the risk of chytridiomycosis it should be monitored carefully for this disease.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Plectrohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Plectrohyla ameibothalame. In: IUCN 2014