This species from southeastern Brazil ranges from the southeastern part of the State of Minas Gerais, though the coastal regions of the States of Espirito Santo and Bahia. It occurs up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in secondary forest, clearings in forest and forest edges, and breeds in temporary ponds.
It is very abundant where it occurs.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss especially due to wood plantations, but also due to agriculture, livestock grazing, logging, and human settlement.
It occurs in at least three protected areas (eg. Parque Estadual do Rio Doce).
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 planicola according to the original description.
Bruno Pimenta, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Sphaenorhynchus prasinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56021A11411210. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56021A11411210.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019