Distribution and Habitat
In northwestern Costa Rica, Smilisca sordida is found in the subhumid Pacific slope gallery forests. From northeastern Honduras to northwestern Panama on the Atlantic slope, and in southwestern Costa Rica and neighboring western Panama and El Valle de Anton, Cocle Province, in west-central Panama, this species occurs in humid lowland and premontane forests. It can be found at up to 1,525 m in elevation (Savage 2002).
This frog lives near creeks and large rivers in riparian zones (Guyer and Donnelly 2005). Smilisca sordida is most commonly found in humid areas in the vicinity of shallow, rocky streams which run through lowland moist and wet forests in the lowland dry forest area and in premontane moist and wet forests. They are also found in low vegetation, and hide in bromeliads when not in streams (Savage 2002).
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