This species is known only from the type locality (Chapada dos Veadeiros, in Goiás State, Brazil), and from one record from Silvânia. It has been recorded from 1,500m asl. Attempts to map its distribution are approximate at this stage, and it is likely to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in the leaf-litter of gallery forests, near streams or small ponds. It lays its eggs on land, and the larvae are then carried by the parents to streams where they develop further.
The population status of this species is unknown.
The major threats to this species’ habitat are agriculture (both cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock), as well as logging, mining, fire, agricultural pollution and dam construction.
The type locality is within a protected area, and Silvânia is a national forest reserve.
Guarino Colli, Rogério Bastos, Débora Silvano 2004. Allobates goianus. In: IUCN 2014