Dendropsophus elegans
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species from the Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil ranges from the State of Rio Grande do Norte, south to State of Paraná. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in primary and secondary forest, and in open areas (both natural and artificial habitats). It is usually on vegetation above and near the temporary and permanent small, still-waterbodies. It lays its eggs in water, where the larvae develop (Abrunhosa et al., 2006). Reproductive activity has been reported for the months of December to February (Abrunhosa et al., 2006).


It is an extremely common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species, not facing any known threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Cristina Arzabe 2010. Dendropsophus elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55473A11316720. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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