This species is known from the vicinity of Santa Tereza Municipality, in the state of Espírito Santo, south-eastern Brazil, at 650m asl, and from a newly discovered locality, Fazenda Palmeira, in Itapebi Municipality in the state of Bahia.
Habitat and Ecology
It is restricted to forest, including secondary forests, and can tolerate a degree of disturbance, but it is not found in open or severely degraded areas. It is usually found on vegetation near water, and breeds in forest streams.
It is common at the type locality, and there have been some recent collections there.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, clear-cutting and human settlement.
It occurs in the Estação Biológica de Santa Lucia and the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, 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).
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Aplastodiscus weygoldti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55695A11343557. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55695A11343557.en .Downloaded on 22 November 2018