This species is known only from the type locality, at around 1,300m asl on Pico Torre da Prata, between the municipalities of Guaratuba and Paranaguá in Paraná State, Brazil. The limits of its distribution are not yet known.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in thick leaf-litter in Atlantic forest, where it is active by day, with the males calling from exposed positions in the leaf-litter. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is locally abundant.
This species is threatened by the substantial deforestation and fragmentation that the Atlantic forest has been subject to due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture.
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.
Simon Stuart 2006. Brachycephalus izecksohni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61747A12553638. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61747A12553638.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019