This species is known from Fazenda Neblina, at 1375 masl in the Serra do Brigadeiro, municipality of Araponga, and from the municipality of Ouro Preto (20 29' S, 43 35' W, 1248 masl), both in the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil (Feio et al., 1999, Baêta et al., 2005). These localities are separated by ca 120 km (Baêta et al., 2005).
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found in the margins of temporary ponds, in which it makes a foam nest, and in swampy areas in moist rainforest, and in forest edges. It can tolerate slight disturbance to its habitat, but it does not occur in more degraded areas and is not found outside forest.
It is relatively common in suitable habitat.
The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss due to fire and human settlement.
It occurs in Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
In the Physalaemus signifer group according to the original publication (Frost, 2007). In the Physalaemus olfersii group of Nascimento et al. (2005).
Leandro O. Drummond 2008. Physalaemus maximus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T29442A9497452. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T29442A9497452.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018