This species from eastern Brazil ranges from the type locality the Reserva Biológica Nova Lombardia, in the State of Espirito Santo, north to Itabuna in the southern part of the State of Bahia. It occurs up to 750m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary forest, but always occurs inside forest, not in more open habitats. It lives on the forest floor in leaf-litter near temporary waterbodies, in which it makes foam nests to breed.
It is a very common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, logging and human settlement.
It occurs in several protected areas.
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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Physalaemus crombiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57248A11608727. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57248A11608727.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019