This species is known only from the vicinity of Santa Teresa, in the state of Espírito Santo, south-eastern Brazil, at 675m asl, although it might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads near the ground inside forests and on the forest edge, but not in more degraded habitats. Breeding is by larval development in bromeliads.
It is a common species.
The area where it is found is quite well protected (as a biological reserve), but habitat loss is taking place nearby, due to agricultural development, wood plantations, bromeliad-collecting, logging, human settlement and tourism.
It occurs in the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because, although it is relatively abundant within its small range, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Débora Silvano, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Crossodactylodes izecksohni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56345A11465530. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56345A11465530.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018