Dendropsophus anceps
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 is known from the lowlands of the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, EspĂ­rito Santo and Bahia, in southeastern Brazil. It occurs up to 500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Adults are found in stagnant water and on bulrushes (taboas) where there is no arboreal vegetation, in swamps. They breed in temporary or permanent stagnant pools. They have also been recorded in anthropogenic habitats such as gardens and artificial ponds.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no threats to this species overall.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

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).


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2010. Dendropsophus anceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55389A11290726. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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