This species is known from the mountains of southeastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Espirito Santo States). It occurs between 600-1,200m asl. It might also occur above this level.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in bamboo clusters or on leaves of low vegetation in primary forest. Females carry eggs on their back and then deposit the tadpoles in bamboo stems. It can tolerate a degree of habitat disturbance, and can be found anywhere where there are trees and bamboo.
This is a very common species. There have been observed declines in some locations, but they are continuing to persist but at lower densities (Eterovick, et al., 2005).
There are no major threats to the species' overall survival at present.
The species occurs in several protected areas. More research into its Extent of Occurrence is needed.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Fritziana ohausi. In: IUCN 2014