This species is known only from the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil, from the States of Bahia, Alagoas and Pernambuco. It occurs up to 550m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found on the forest edge in bromeliads, and might also occur inside forest in bromeliads in the canopy. It has not been found in open or heavily degraded areas. It breeds in bromeliads by larval development.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, logging, human settlement and collection of bromeliads.
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.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Phyllodytes acuminatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55829A11375509. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55829A11375509.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019