This species is known only from near Santa Teresa, in the state of Espirito Santo, south-eastern Brazil, at around 650m asl, although it might be more widespread.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in the leaf-litter on the floor of primary and secondary forest, and breeds by direct development.
It is extremely abundant in its small range.
The area where the species is found is quite well protected (as it is a biological reserve), but habitat loss is taking place nearby (where the species might occur), due to agricultural development (including the creation of wood plantations), 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 the species is abundant within its small range, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Débora Silvano, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Ischnocnema epipeda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56581A11486386. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56581A11486386.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019