Dendropsophus bokermanni
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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  hear Fonozoo call

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 100-800m 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)

Taxonomic Notes

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


Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ariadne Angulo, Javier Icochea, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos 2004. Dendropsophus bokermanni. In: IUCN 2014


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