This species occurs in central, southern and southeastern Brazil, including Rondonia state; in extreme eastern Bolivia; in the drainages and the mouth of the Río Paraná, in Corrientes, Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires provinces, Argentina; in the oriental region of Paraguay; and in the northernmost part of Uruguay. The elevational range for this species is 0-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a widespread, generalist species. It occurs on vegetation near waterbodies in tropical rainforest and in open areas. It breeds in permanent and temporary pools. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance, and it is commonly seen in human settlements and in disturbed environments.
It is common throughout most of its range, except in Paraguay.
Habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture could be affecting the species in Paraguay. This species has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in São Paulo state, Brazil (Toledo et al., 2006b).
It occurs in several protected areas. A taxonomic review to resolve the status of the species complex is needed.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is a complex of more than one species.
Lucy Aquino, Rogério Bastos, Axel Kwet, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Norman Scott, Diego Baldo 2010. Hypsiboas albopunctatus. In: IUCN 2014