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.
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.).
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55419A11306193.en