This recently described species has only been recorded from the Projecto de Assentamento Zumbi dos Palmareas area in the municipality of Camamu, Bahia State, Brazil, where it was collected at 120m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It was collected in a temporary pool within tropical forest that was a mix of early secondary growth and good cover. Surrounding farms in the area have good forest cover. Breeding in this species takes place in temporary ponds.
It was common in the breeding season at its only known locality.
The threats to this species are not known. However, the Projecto de Assentamento Zumbi dos Palmareas area has been designated for use by rural farmers by the Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária (INCRA). As such it seems likely that a degree of habitat modification will take place in the area, and it is not known if this species will be threatened by, or be able to adapt to, these changes.
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 information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Ulisses Caramaschi, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Chiasmocleis crucis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57756A11681069. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57756A11681069.en .Downloaded on 24 January 2019