This species is known only from the type locality, São Vicente, in São Paulo State, Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information known regarding its habitat preferences or ecological requirements. However, other species within its taxonomic group breed in ponds.
It has only been collected once, so its population status is not known. It is very similar to other species in its taxonomic group in the surrounding region.
Deforestation is presumably a threat to this species, although there is not enough information known at present to determine its major threats.
The taxonomic status of this species within its taxonomic group needs to be resolved.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005). This form might not be a valid species (Rodrigues pers. comm.).
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2004. Dendropsophus limai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55539A11329277. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55539A11329277.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018