This species is known only from the type locality, Morro Anhangava, in the Serra da Baitaca, and from Morretes, both in Paraná State, Brazil, in Atlantic forest at an altitude of 450m asl. It is likely to occur more widely.
Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species. The Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil has suffered extensive destruction and degradation due to logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture. At certain localities, excessive tourism might also be affecting the populations as visitors trample the habitat.
Its entire known range has been declared a protected area, but there is no infrastructure in place yet. Additional research actions are also needed to conserve this species (for example, to determine the limits of its range), which is listed as threatened on the Paraná state list of threatened species.