This species is known from Reserva Biológica da Serra Geral, Barra do Ouro, Municipality of Maquiné, and Itaimbezinho Canyon, Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra, Municipality of Cambará do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008). It is found between 800 and 870 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits Atlantic rain forests. Individuals can be found on rocks, in the leaf litter and inside bromeliads about 1.5 m high (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008). It likely reproduces in bromeliads by larval development.
There is currently no information on the population status of this species.
Habitat destruction in the form of urban development (commercial and residential) and land use change (for e.g. agriculture) is a general threat to Atlantic forests.
This species is known to occur in two well preserved and protected areas in the northeastern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul: Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra and Reserva Biológica da Serra Geral (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008).
Associated with the Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus group according to the original description (Cruz and Fusinatto 2008).
Angulo, A. 2009. Dendrophryniscus krausae. In: IUCN 2014