This species occurs widely in southern and southeastern Brazil from the State of Santa Catarina north to the southern part of the state Espírito Santo and the southeastern part of the State of Minas Gerais. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in primary and secondary forest, living in the leaf-litter, on the ground or in low vegetation, including grass near marshy ponds at the edge of the forest. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds.
It is a very abundant species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, clear-cutting, tourism and human settlement.
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Magno Vicente Segalla, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Physalaemus olfersii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57269A11611700. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57269A11611700.en