This species is known from the mountains of southeastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Espírito Santo States), from 500-1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in the forest sitting on vegetation 1-3 metres above the ground, mostly in bromeliads. Females carry the eggs in a pouch and release the tadpoles into bromeliads. It can live in disturbed habitats, almost anywhere with trees. They need bromeliads to breed.
This is a very common species.
Habitat destruction due to clear-cutting of forests is a localized threat, however there are no major threats to the species overall survival at present.
The species' range overlaps with several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2010. Flectonotus fissilis. In: IUCN 2014