This species is generally restricted to northeastern parts of Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is associated with tropical open formations, including caatinga and the adjacent northern part of the cerrado (Heyer 2005).
There is little information available, but it is presumably reasonably common in suitable habitat.
The threats to this species are not well known, but it is presumably fairly adaptable to open habitat types.
It is not known if this species is present in any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the natural history and threats to this species.
Recently separated from Leptodactylus labyrinthicus by Heyer (2005).
Ronald Heyer 2008. Leptodactylus vastus. In: IUCN 2014