This species is known only from the region of the type locality, Itatiaia, on the border of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerias States, Brazil, between 2,000-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This diurnal species occurs on rocks and low vegetation along forest streams in primary and secondary forest, and has also been observed in open grassland. It presumably breeds in streams.
Its population status is unknown, and it was last collected in 1976.
Fire, disturbance from tourism, and extreme frosts are its major threats.
The type locality is within Parque Nacional do Itatiaia.
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.
The incorrect spelling Hylodes glabrus has had some use.
Carlos Frederico da Rocha, Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2004. Hylodes glaber. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57090A11568889. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57090A11568889.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019