This species occurs in the Serra do Mar, Serra do Tabuleiro, and Serra Geral of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, at approximately 300-1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in leaf-litter in humid rainforest. It reproduces in bromeliads by larval development.
It is uncommon but widely distributed; it continues to be collected regularly.
Habitat loss due to deforestation is a threat to this species.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia 2004. Dendrophryniscus berthalutzae. In: IUCN 2013