This species is known only from the type locality, Campos do Jordão, in São Paulo State, Brazil. This locality is at 1,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably occurs in leaf-litter in forest and breeds by larval development.
This species is known from only one specimen.
The threats are unknown, but the type locality is within a protected area.
The type locality is within a protected area (although it is not known exactly which one). Given the declines of high-altitude stream-breeding species in other parts of the wet tropics, surveys are urgently needed to relocate this species and to assess its status, especially in view of the lack of recent records. Some other Cycloramphus species have declined for unexplained reasons, and so it is an urgent priority to rediscover populations of this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Vanessa Verdade, Ronald Heyer 2004. Megaelosia jordanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56372A11454157. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56372A11454157.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018