This species is known only from the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil, from the States of Bahia, Alagoas and Pernambuco. It occurs up to 550m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found on the forest edge in bromeliads, and might also occur inside forest in bromeliads in the canopy. It has not been found in open or heavily degraded areas. It breeds in bromeliads by larval development.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, logging, human settlement and collection of bromeliads.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Phyllodytes acuminatus. In: IUCN 2014