Boana rhythmica
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Faivovich et al. 2005 Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 294:1-240.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, at Cerro Jaua (04° 49' 55''N; 64° 25' 59''W), in Bolívar State, Venezuela, at 1,600m asl. It might also occur at lower altitudes on the slopes of Cerro Jaua, but this requires confirmation. It is probably a slope-loving species, and is likely to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This nocturnal species is found on branches of vegetation 0.3-1m above the ground, along streams on the slopes of tepui. Males call from small trees in the margins of the river and on rocks and small trees in the middle of the river. The breeding habits are unknown, although reproduction is likely to take place in streams.


It is common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

It is found within Parque Nacional Jaua-Sarisariñama.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Hypsiboas rhythmicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55638A11345729. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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