This species from eastern and southern Brazil occurs in the States of Bahia, Espírito Santo, extreme northeastern Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro (though some questions have been raised about its presence in the last State). It occurs up to 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary forest, and is not found outside forest. It lives in the leaf-litter on the forest floor. 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, fire 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.
Bruno Pimenta, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Proceratophrys schirchi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57308A11616332. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57308A11616332.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019