This species is known only from Nossa Senhora do Socorro, in the state of Sergipe, in north-eastern Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
If it is like other members of its genus, it probably occurs near forest waterbodies, and makes foam nests in temporary pools.
There have been no records of it since the original collection in the 1860s.
If this is a forest-dwelling species, then it is likely to be threatened by habitat loss due to agricultural development, logging, livestock grazing and human settlement.
No information is available. Surveys are urgently needed to determine whether or not this species still survives.
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.
Heyer (2000) reviewed the nomenclatural and taxonomic history of the nominal species, redescribed the lectotype, and posited that it represents a species of Leptodactylus currently known only from the type specimen.
Débora Silvano, Ronald Heyer 2004. Leptodactylus hylodes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57133A11588920. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57133A11588920.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018