This species is only known from the type locality: Área de Proteção Ambiental Guaratuba, Serra da Pedra Branca do Araraquara, Municipality of Guaratuba, state of Paraná, Brazil (Cruz et al. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil. There is no information available on the microhabitat and ecology of this species, although it presumably breeds in still water and goes through a larval stage.
Habitat destruction in the form of urban development (commercial and residential) and land use change (for e.g. agriculture) is a general threat to Atlantic Forest.
The species occurs within a protected area, Área de Proteção Ambiental Guaratuba (Cruz et al. 2008).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
In the Physalaemus olfersii species group according to the original description (Cruz et al. 2008).
Angulo, A. 2009. Physalaemus insperatus. In: IUCN 2014