This species from southeastern Brazil ranges from Teresopolis in the State of Rio de Janeiro, north to Santa Teresa in the State of Espírito Santo. Its altitudinal range is 600-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads inside forest and rocky areas. It does not occur in heavily degraded areas. It breeds by larval development in bromeliads.
It is a very common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to clear-cutting, collection of bromeliads, human settlement, tourism and chemical spraying of bromeliads for mosquito control.
It occurs in a few protected areas.
Specimens from Espírito Santo might belong to a separate species (O. Peixoto pers. comm.).
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Scinax v-signatus. In: IUCN 2014