This species is known only from the type locality at Fazenda Gravatá, Santo Amaro das Brotas Municipality, Sergipe State, north-east Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from an area of white sandy soil with patches of shrubby vegetation, where individuals were collected in bromeliads (in which this species is presumed to breed by larval development).
There is no information on its population status.
Its threats are unknown.
It is not known from any protected areas.
This species was described by reallocation of some specimens originally allocated to Phyllodytes tuberculosus (Caramaschi and Peixoto 2004).
Simon Stuart 2006. Phyllodytes punctatus. In: IUCN 2014