This species from eastern Brazil occurs in the States of Espírito Santo and Bahia, north to Praia do Forte. It is found close to sea level.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a very aquatic species, almost always found in small temporary and permanent pools or ponds at the borders of forests. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, logging, and human settlement.
It occurs in several protected areas.
This species is similar to Sphaenorhynchus lacteus according to the original description.
Flora Junca, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Sphaenorhynchus palustris. In: IUCN 2014