This species from southern and southeastern Brazil and adjacent coastal islands from the northern part of the State of Santa Catarina, north to the State of Rio de Janeiro. It ranges up to 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species, living in primary and secondary forest near streams, but not in more open areas. It breeds in streams.
It is an uncommon species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, logging, human settlement and tourism.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Gabriel Skuk, Ronald Heyer 2004. Leptodactylus flavopictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57126A11587090. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57126A11587090.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018