Leptodactylus jolyi is known to occur in disturbed areas around Paranapiacaba and Rio Grande da Serra (around 23 44’ 21’’ S, 46 23’ 02” W, 760 masl), both in the state of São Paulo, Brazil (Giaretta and Costa, 2007). Cerrado populations from Minas Gerais and São Paulo may be conspecific with Leptodactylus sertanejo.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial, grassland species, usually found near waterbodies. It breeds in temporary pools, digging its nest near the water. Males call from human altered habitats such as fallow plots in urban areas covered by short (< 1m tall) grass-like vegetation. Males call either from within underground chambers or exposed (Giaretta and Costa, 2007). The reproductive season coincides with the rainy season (September-February). Clutch size is unknown (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm. 2008).
It is common at the type locality (A.A. Giaretta, pers. comm. 2008).
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, tourism and fire.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Leptodactylus jolyi was redescribed on the basis of adult morphology and calls (Giaretta and Costa, 2007).
Ariovaldo A. Giaretta 2010. Leptodactylus jolyi. In: IUCN 2013