This species is known only from open grasslands in the southern regions of the Serra Geral region of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 800-1200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits mainly permanent pasture ponds and still-water pools of slowly flowing creeks. The eggs are deposited separately or in small clumps, fixed to submerged plants.
It is common and stable.
There are no major threats to this species.
Occurs in Aparados de Serra and Serra Geral National Parks.
Axel Kwet 2004. Pseudis cardosoi. In: IUCN 2014