Adult: Species description based on Campbell and Savage (2000). A medium large frog: males to 50.3 mm, females to 79 mm. Dorsal: Dorsal coloration is brown, with green, yellow or orange blotches and markings. The dorsal surface is extremely bumpy. Arms and legs are often barred, particularly in males. Ventral: The ventral surface is white with little or no dark markings, except for the throat, which may be quite dark. Some yellow tint is present in the groin and on the undersurface of the legs. Concealed surfaces: Rear surface of the thigh has light spots or mottling. Eye: The iris is grayish-brown. The upper eyelid has many small tubercules. Extremities: The foot has extensive webbing and large discs at the ends of the toes.
Habitat: Lowland and premontane forest between 560 and 1000 m. Ecology: This species is often found in association with fast moving streams and waterfalls (Campbell and Savage 2000). Craugastor punctariolus has experienced severed declines throughout much of its range (Ryan et al 2008, Woodhams et al 2008). Karyotype: 2N = 24 (Campbell and Savage 2000) Type locality: Veragua (Panama)