This species is known primarily from the Serra do Mar in southern Brazil, ranging from Santa Teresa in the State of Espirito Santo, south to Sao Bento do Sul in the State of Santa Catarina. It is typically found at around 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary forest, and on the forest edge, but not in more open areas. It is terrestrial, and is usually found near temporary ponds or in the water. It breeds in temporary ponds, building a foam nest.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, tourism 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.
Magno Vicente Segalla, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Physalaemus maculiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57263A11596049. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57263A11596049.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019