This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality, at 510m asl at Campo de Fruticultura da Bocaina, São José do Barreiro Municipality, in the Serro do Mar of São Paulo State, Brazil. It is believed that it might also occur through the Serra do Mar range from Rio de Janeiro almost to Santa Catarina State.
Habitat and Ecology
It presumably occurs in montane forest and is thought to be a larval developing species. However, it has only been described from preserved specimens, so there is no direct information available regarding its habitat and ecology.
This species does not appear to be rare.
This species is thought to be threatened due to changing land use practices in the Atlantic forest where it occurs. This region has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale forest clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture.
This species has not been confirmed from any protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Bokermannohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Marcelo Napoli 2006. Bokermannohyla ahenea. In: IUCN 2014