This species is known from southern and eastern Bahia State and a single site in the Municipio de Minas Novas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Its altitudinal range is approximately 90-300m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known from both late secondary tropical forest, with small streams and deep leaf-litter. Males are found vocalising under (or mostly) the leaf-litter, but exceptionally call from leaves and bushes above streams. Females are found on leaves above the margins of streams. It is presumed that reproduction takes place in the backwaters of these fast flowing streams. Many of the specimens were observed in secondary forest in fazendas (farms).
There is little information available on the abundance of this species.
The threats to this species are not known. It appears to tolerate a degree of habitat modification.
It has been collected in the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Estação Veracruz, the Parque Nacional Pau Brasil, the Parque Nacional Descobrimento and the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Ecoparque de Una.
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, Bruno Pimenta, Débora Silvano 2004. Aplastodiscus ibirapitanga. In: IUCN 2014