This species ranges from Cariacica in the State of Espírito Santo, north to Nova Vicosa in the southern part of the State of Bahia, eastern Brazil. It is a lowland species, occurring up to 60m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of lowland forests, including secondary forests, not occurring in open habitats. It lives in leaf-litter on the forest floor. It has also been observed in temporary ponds inside the forest, where it is probably an explosive breeder.
It is believed to be common, but it is a secretive species that is hard to detect.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, logging and human settlement.
It occurs in the Reserva Biólogica de Sooretama, Reserve Biólogica de Duas Bocas, and Reserva da Curd.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, 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. Chiasmocleis capixaba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57752A11680571. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57752A11680571.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019