This species from northeastern Brazil ranges from Parana in the State of Goias, north to Balsas in the State of Maranhao and Picos in the State of Piauí.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of "Caatinga" and "Cerrado" savannah, occurring in a wide variety of anthropogenic habitats. It is very resistant to habitat modification. It is a fossorial species, emerging to breed explosively in temporary ponds.
It is a common species.
Apart from the effects of over-grazing by livestock, this species is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Gabriel Skuk, Vanessa Verdade 2004. Elachistocleis piauiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57810A11685749. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57810A11685749.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018