This species is restricted to the region of Chapada Diamantina, in the northern part of the Espinhaço Range in the state of Bahia, eastern Brazil, at around 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on the banks of small streams with white sand and rocks, in high-altitude grassy vegetation, and breeds in temporary streams and ponds.
This species is common within its small range.
The major threats are habitat loss due to expanding cultivation of crops and livestock grazing, and fire.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Chapada da Diamantina.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations.
Flora Junca, Débora Silvano 2004. Rupirana cardosoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57322A11620407. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57322A11620407.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019