This species is known only from its type locality, Alhandra, which is close to sea level, in the state of Paraíba in north-eastern Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
All the specimens were found inside bromeliads, in which this species is presumed to breed by larval development. Its broader habitat preferences are not known, although it is perhaps associated with coastal Restinga shrubland, or with forest.
There is no information on the population status of this species, which is only known from a few specimens.
It is known only from an area that has been heavily impacted by human activities and so it is likely to be threatened by these activities. These threats are human settlement, in particular, but also agricultural development, livestock grazing, logging and collection of bromeliads.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Gabriel Skuk, Eliza Maria Xavier Freire 2004. Phyllodytes brevirostris. In: IUCN 2014