This species can be found in the southern regions of the Serra Geral, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 500-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits forests in mountainous regions. It breeds in small streams. Outside the breeding season, it occurs terrestrially in the leaf-litter. The eggs may be deposited under stones of streambeds.
It is common and apparently stable in suitable habitats.
Habitat loss due to deforestation is a major threat.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Axel Kwet, Paulo Garcia 2004. Proceratophrys brauni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57297A11604848. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57297A11604848.en .Downloaded on 24 January 2019