This species occurs in the States of Santa Catarina, Paraná and São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. It ranges from sea level up to 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of primary and secondary forest, also occurring on the forest edge, but not in more open habitat. The eggs are laid in temporary ponds amid air bubbles produced by the parents, tadpoles develop in these ponds.
It is a very common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, logging, 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.
This species is a tetraploid species according to Kasahara and Haddad (1997).
Magno Vicente Segalla, Paulo Garcia 2010. Chiasmocleis leucosticta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57759A11681532. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57759A11681532.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018