This species is known from one locality in the Caparaó Mountains, on the border of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo States, in Brazil, where it has been recorded at around 2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This diurnal species is found along streams in primary and secondary forest. The larvae presumably live in shallow rivelets in the forest, as with other species in the genus.
Its population status is unknown. There are no recent records of this species, but there has not been sampling of the area for a long time. Surveys in 1981,1987 and 1988 failed to find any individuals.
Its major threats are unknown, but its habitat is enclosed within a protected area.
The only known locality is within Parque Nacional do Caparaó.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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