This species occurs in the coastal lowlands of southeastern Brazil from southern Bahia to northern São Paulo. It occurs from close to sea level up to 500m.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in bromeliads and bamboo cavities inside the forest and on the forest edge, and also in coastal restinga shrubland. It breeds in temporary pools and is not found in heavily degraded habitats.
It is a very common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss, in particular due to expanding human settlements, but also due to expanding agriculture, livestock grazing, and clear-cutting, and the collection of bromeliads.
It occurs in several protected areas (eg. Parque Estadual do Rio Doce).
Carlos Frederico da Rocha, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Monique Van Sluys 2004. Aparasphenodon brunoi. In: IUCN 2014