This species is known from Municipality of Santa Maria do Salto, northeastern Minas Gerais, and from Municipalities of Jussari and Arataca, southern Bahia, Brazil. It can be found at about 800 m asl (Cruz et al. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is associated with Atlantic Forest fragments. It presumably lays eggs on leaves above the water, with tadpoles later hatching and dropping into the water below.
No population status information is currently
available for this species.
Habitat destruction in the form of urban development (commercial and
residential) and land use change (for e.g. agriculture) is a general
threat to Atlantic Forest.
It occurs within a private protected area, Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN) Serra do Teimoso. The other sites where the species is found are also included within targeted priority areas for biodiversity conservation, given that they house some of the last remaining forest fragments of Atlantic Forest in northeastern Minas Gerais (Cruz et al. 2008).
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.
Angulo, A. 2009. Phasmahyla spectabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158477A5201034. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T158477A5201034.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019