This species is known from two localities at around 200m asl in the state of Bahia, in eastern Brazil: Itajibá and Guaratinga. It will probably prove to be more widespread.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a species of wet pastures at the edge of forest, which can survive in wet fields outside forest. It breeds using foam nests in temporary pools.
It is abundant in its two known localities.
The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss due to agricultural development, livestock grazing, creation of wood plantations and human settlement.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Débora Silvano, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Leptodactylus viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57174A11579567. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57174A11579567.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019