This species is known only from the type locality in Bituruna, Paraná State, Brazil, at 980m asl, although it might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in the forest leaf-litter in humid rainforest. Its reproductive habits are unknown, but it presumably breeds by larval development.
It is known only from three specimens collected in the early 1980s, and there is no current information on its population status.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to deforestation arising from rearing of livestock by smallholders, and logging.
The creation of a new protected area, and research actions to determine if and where it occurs, are needed for its conservation.
Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla 2004. Dendrophryniscus stawiarskyi. In: IUCN 2014