This species is known from Serra do Espinhaço (at Serra do Cipó and the Municipality of Turmalina and Nova Lima), and Serra do Caraça in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It occurs above 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in streams in gallery forests and open areas. The eggs are deposited on leaves above the water, and fall into the permanent stream below when hatched. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
It is a very common species.
Habitat loss due to infrastructure development for human settlement, and disturbance of the habitat from touristic activities and fire are threats to the species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. Conservation and maintenance of its habitat is required. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is desirable.
Paula Cabral Eterovick, Luciana Barreto Nascimento 2010. Phasmahyla jandaia. In: IUCN 2014