This species from eastern Brazil occurs in the States of Espírito Santo and Bahia, north to Praia do Forte. It is found close to sea level.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a very aquatic species, almost always found in small temporary and permanent pools or ponds at the borders of forests. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, logging, 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, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species is similar to Sphaenorhynchus lacteus according to the original description.
Flora Junca, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Sphaenorhynchus palustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56017A11409689. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56017A11409689.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019