Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single sub-population, and the quality of its habitat in the Brazilian Andes is declining.
Populations are possibly affected by water pollution from agriculture, over-harvesting for medicinal use, and the deviation of water from streams for the irrigation of crops. Although not yet recorded, chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.
It is not recorded from any protected areas. Habitat protection and maintenance is recommended, complemented by more general actions to mitigate the effects of water pollution and channelization, and to manage exploitation. Close monitoring of surviving populations of this species is required.