This species from eastern Brazil ranges from the State of Pernambuco, south to the State Santa Catarina, with isolated populations at Maranguape and Ibiapaba in Ceará. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in primary and secondary forest, on the forest edge, and in degraded areas near forest. It lives in the forest leaf-litter. It spawns in temporary slow-flowing water in forest or on the forest edge.
It is a very common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, human settlement and tourism. It is also harvested for the international pet trade, though this is unlike to have a significant impact on the populations.
It occurs in many protected areas.
This species is a complex of several species (S. Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva and A. Carnaval pers. comm.).
Diva Borges-Najosa, Gabriel Skuk 2010. Proceratophrys boiei. In: IUCN 2014