Dendropsophus bokermanni
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Anfibios del Ecuador

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, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Upper Amazon Basin of southern Colombia (Leticia), Ecuador, Peru, and western Brazil (Acre and Rondonia). It might be present in Bolivia, but requires confirmation. Its elevation is from 100-800 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat is both secondary and primary tropical moist forest. At Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, all individuals were found at night on vegetation. Males usually call from emergent swamp vegetation, or, less frequently, at the edge of forest (Duellman 1978). Eggs are deposited on leaves over waterbodies; larvae develop in these waters.


This is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.).

Conservation Actions

In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, Yasuni National Park and Cuyabeno Reserva de Producción Faunística. Possibly occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu, Colombia. It is uncertain if it is present in a reserved zone within Peru.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough 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).


Coloma, L.A., Ron, S.R., Castro, F., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., Bolívar, W., Hoogmoed, M., Angulo, A., Icochea M., J. & Azevedo-Ramos, C. 2004. Dendropsophus bokermanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55419A86439862.


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