This species is known from Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira, southeastern Brazil. It occurs from 700-1,000m asl, and perhaps slightly higher.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on the forest floor and in epiphyte bromeliads in primary forest. It has not been recorded from disturbed areas. It breeds in bromeliads by larval development.
It is a common species.
Habitat loss due to deforestation is a localized threat to this species, but overall there are no major threats at present.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. Maintenance and conservation of its habitat is required as it does not appear to be able to withstand habitat disturbance. 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 Bokermannohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Dante Pavan, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2004. Bokermannohyla astartea. In: IUCN 2014