This species is confined to the lowlands in State of Rio de Janeiro, below 100m, southeastern Brazil, from Itaguai in the west to Macae in the east.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on vegetation near ponds and other still waters in a very wide array of habitats, from forest, to open areas, to cities. It breeds in temporary ponds.
It is an extremely abundant species.
Other than drainage of breeding sites for human settlement and mosquito control, this species faces no known threats.
It occurs in a few protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Dendropsophus meridianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55556A11317052. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55556A11317052.en .Downloaded on 9 December 2018