This species is known from southeastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Espirito Santo States), from sea level to just above 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs 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.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Fritziana goeldii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55317A11290848. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55317A11290848.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018