This species is known only from the type locality in the Serra da Bocaina, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The exact locality is not known but is thought to be above 500m asl. It probably occurs at least a little more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
The single specimen from which this species is known was found concealed under a rock at the margin of a mountain stream at night. This species presumably breeds in streams like other species in the genus.
This species is known from only one specimen.
The major threats are unknown, however its habitat is within a protected area.
Its only known locality is within Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina.
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.
Débora Silvano, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Megaelosia bocainensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57180A11581223. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57180A11581223.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019