This species is known only from the municipalities of Passo de Camaragibe and Murici, in the state of Alagoas in north-eastern Brazil, where it occurs up to 600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in the leaf-litter around ponds in lowland moist forest. The eggs, which are laid in foam nests, have been observed in temporary ponds and in the water of tree holes near the ground.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss and fragmentation due to agricultural development, livestock grazing and human settlement.
It occurs in the Estación Ecológica Murici.
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.
Eliza Maria Xavier Freire, Débora Silvano 2004. Physalaemus caete. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57244A11608073. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57244A11608073.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019