This species from eastern Brazil ranges from the State of Espírito Santo and the southeastern part of the State of Minas Gerais, to the central part of the State of Bahia. It occurs up to 550m asl. Records from the State of Rio de Janeiro are now referred to Stereocyclops parkeri.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in the leaf-litter on the floor of primary and secondary forest. It breeds in small, temporary ponds inside the forest. It in not found in open habitat outside forest.
It is very common at breeding sites, but is normally secretive and hard to find.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing and logging and human settlement.
It occurs in several protected areas (eg. Parque Estadual do Rio Doce).
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.
Izecksohn and Albuquerque (2000) separated the populations from Rio de Janeiro as a separate species, reviving the previous name Stereocyclops parkeri.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Stereocyclops incrassatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T58006A11712656. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T58006A11712656.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019