This species from eastern Brazil ranges from the central part of the State of Alagoas, south to the state of São Paulo. It is a lowland species, occurring up to 600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and old secondary forest, and also in agro forestry systems such as cacao plantations. It is usually found on the ground near waterbodies. It is an explosive breeder, using temporary still waters.
It is generally uncommon, though it is locally very common in cacao plantations in the State of Espírito Santo. At Reserva Florestal de Morro Grande, the use of sampling techniques that target leaf litter taxa shed 18 individuals for this species (Dixo and Verdade, 2006).
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, wood plantations, logging 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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Vanessa Verdade, Gabriel Skuk 2010. Macrogenioglottus alipioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57178A11580779. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T57178A11580779.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018