This species is known only from the Pico de Bandeira, in the state of Espirito Santo, south-eastern Brazil, from 2,450-2,740m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It was found by the side of a stream in montane grassland. If it is like other species of Cycloramphus, the larvae live on rocks out of water in the splash zones of waterfalls.
It is known from only two specimens collected in 1977 and 1980. The lack of subsequent records appears to be related to a lack of surveys, and there is insufficient information to know whether or not this species is common or rare.
The main threat is probably habitat loss due to fire.
It occurs in Parque Nacional do Caparaó. Given the declines of high-altitude stream-breeding species in other parts of the wet tropics, surveys are urgently needed to relocate this species and to assess its status, especially in view of the lack of recent records. Some other Cycloramphus species have declined for unexplained reasons, and so it is an urgent priority to rediscover populations of this species.
Débora Silvano, Ronald Heyer 2004. Cycloramphus bandeirensis. In: IUCN 2014