This species is known from the western slope of the northern portion of the Cordillera Central: several localities in Amazonas and Loreto Regions, the vicinity of Tingo Maria, Huánuco Region, and parts of San Martín Region, Peru. Its altitudinal range is between 1,330–1,850 m asl. It is presumed to occur more widely, in particular between the known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found in premontane forest and partially cleared cloud forests. It is presumed to breed by larval development in stagnant water, such as small pools.
The population status is unknown, though it is likely to be common.
The major threats are unknown. Agricultural development, for crops such as coffee, might be a threat to this species.
This species has been recorded in Zona Reservada Santiago Comaina and Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo. It might also occur in Rio Abiseo National Park, Biabo Cordillera Azul Reserved Zone and Tingo Maria National Park, but this requires confirmation.
Further research on this species' distribution, population status and trends is recommended.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern, despite being known mainly from isolated records from a large area, in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Dendropsophus aperomeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55392A61397835. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T55392A61397835.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018