This species from south-eastern Brazil ranges from Santa Teresa in the state of Espírito Santo to Juiz de Fora in the south-east of the state of Minas Gerais, from 70-800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary forests, and clearings inside forest, and is found on the border of small streams where it builds subterranean nests. The males call from underground, and the larvae develop in permanent streams.
It is common.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, wood plantations, clear-cutting, fire and human settlement.
It occurs in some protected areas.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Aplastodiscus cavicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55437A11311450. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55437A11311450.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019