This species is known from the coastal mountains (Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira), in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais States, southeastern Brazil. It occurs above 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on the vegetation near waterbodies inside primary and secondary forest. The clutches are laid on leaves above the water, when hatched the tadpoles drop into the permanent streams below. It has not been recorded outside forest habitats.
It is a common species.
Deforestation is a major threat to this species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is desirable.
Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Phasmahyla cochranae. In: IUCN 2014