This species from the Atlantic forests of southeastern Brazil ranges from the State of Bahia south to the State of Rio Grande do Sul. It occurs up to 1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in secondary forest, shrubland, coastal restinga scrub, and wood plantations, but not in primary forest. It is usually found on low vegetation near the waterbodies, such as ponds, large puddles or ditches at the forest edges or in clearings. It breeds in temporary ponds.
It is an abundant species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to clear-cutting and human settlement.
It occurs in many protected areas.
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.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is a complex of a few species (S. Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva pers. comm.).
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Bruno Pimenta, Magno Vicente Segalla 2010. Dendropsophus microps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55560A11318722. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55560A11318722.en