This recently described species from south-eastern Brazil is known only from Santa Teresa in the state of Espírito Santo, at 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is thought to live and breed in bromeliads in moist topical forest.
Only two specimens are known at present, and there is no other information regarding its population status.
There is no direct information on threats to this species, but in the vicinity of the type locality it is potentially at risk from expanding agricultural activity, wood plantations, and human settlements, as well as from the collection of bromeliads.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Scinax arduous. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55928A11395722. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55928A11395722.en