This species is found in Parque Nacional Cusuco on the Sierra de Omoa, Departamento de Cortés, north-western Honduras, between 1,410 and 1,990 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This stream-breeding amphibian is found on low vegetation along streams, and in arboreal bromeliads in lower montane wet forest.
This species was previously moderately common, but populations are currently undergoing drastic declines.
In 2007, the overall prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in sampled individuals of this species was found to be of an order of magnitude of 78%. Larvae of this species which are infected with Bd commonly develop oral defects including disrupted tooth rows and eroded jaw sheaths (especially the upper jaw sheath) (Kolby, J.E., Padgett-Flohr, G.E. and Field, R. in press).
The entire range of this species is within Parque Nacional Cusuco. In view of the threat of chytridiomycosis, the status of this species should be closely monitored, and ex-situ populations should be established.
Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda, Jonathan E. Kolby 2010. Plectrohyla dasypus. In: IUCN 2014