This species occurs from central Sinaloa, southward along the Pacific lowlands to southern Oaxaca, and inland in the Balsas-Tepalcatepec Basin in Morelos and Puebla, Mexico. It occurs up to 1,332m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits subhumid lowlands in seasonal forests. It is highly associated with temporal streams and ponds where it breeds.
This is a very common species. Several surveys conducted in central and Pacific Mexico report the presence of abundant populations of this species.
No specific threats have been identified for this species, but local populations are presumably impacted by deforestation.
This species occurs in at least two biosphere reserves including Chamela-Cuixmala, as well as other national parks. At present, no conservation measures are required for this species.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Tlalocohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Paulino Ponce-Campos 2010. Tlalocohyla smithii. In: IUCN 2014