This species from northeastern Brazil ranges from Itapetinga in central state of Bahia, north to Exu in the State of Pernambuco. It has been recorded at around 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of the "agreste" transition vegetation between the moist Atlantic forest and dry "Caatinga" savannah. It is often found in bromeliads, and breeds in temporary ponds in open areas.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, collection of bromeliads and human settlement.
It is not recorded from any protected areas.
Ulisses Caramaschi, Débora Silvano 2004. Trachycephalus atlas. In: IUCN 2013