This species is known from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It occurs up to about 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found on the leaves of trees or shrubs, up to two metres above the ground, next to forest streams in primary and secondary forest. It can also be found in disturbed areas such as banana plantations. It breeds in forest streams.
It is a common species.
Habitat loss and degradation due to clear cutting of forests is a localized threat to this species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Aplastodiscus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Ana Maria Telles, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2004. Aplastodiscus albofrenatus. In: IUCN 2014