This species from eastern Brazil ranges from the central part of the State of Bahia, south to the southern part of the State of Espírito Santo. It occurs up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a forest species, and can live in secondary forest but not open habitats. It lives in the leaf-litter on the forest floor, and it breeds in small forest streams.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, human settlement and logging.
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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Proceratophrys laticeps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57303A11614930. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57303A11614930.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019