This species from the Serra do Espinhaço and Serra do Caraça in southeastern Brazil ranges from the State of Bahia south to the southern part of the State of Minas Gerais. It is a montane species occurring over 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of open, rocky high-altitude grassland that is often found on stones at the edge of brooks and streams. It breeds in permanent streams.
It is a very common species.
The main threats are habitat degradation due to human settlement, tourism and fire.
It occurs in several protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the genus Bokermannohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Jaime Bertoluci, Débora Silvano 2010. Bokermannohyla alvarengai. In: IUCN 2014