This species is known only from three widely separated localities near the Atlantic coast of Brazil: Salavador in the state of Bahia (the type locality); Almenara in the state of Minas Gerais; and Arataca in the state of Bahia. It is likely to be found elsewhere, and has been found up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in pristine and also somewhat disturbed forest in leaf-litter (although it has not been found in heavily degraded areas), and it is often associated with small streams. Its breeding biology is unknown, though it may breed by direct development, like other members of the genus.
There is little information on its population status.
The major threats to this species are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, collection of bromeliads, and the establishment of wood plantations and human settlements.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Bruno Pimenta, Flora Junca 2004. Dendrophryniscus proboscideus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54880A89375059. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54880A11207306.en