Dendropsophus rhodopeplus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found in the Upper Amazon Basin from southern Colombia through Ecuador, lower Amazon Basin in Perú (Departments: Amazonas, Cusco, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Puno, Ucayali), and adjacent Brazil to Bolivia. Its altitudinal range is from 200-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

An inhabitant of primary and secondary tropical rainforest, individuals congregate in and around permanent and temporary ponds and swamps for breeding. Eggs are deposited in ponds. Individuals can be found in clearings and slightly modified habitats.


It is a very abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It has 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.). It is only threatened by extreme habitat loss.

Conservation Actions

It is present in many protected areas throughout its range.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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).


Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Ariadne Angulo, Marinus Hoogmoed 2004. Dendropsophus rhodopeplus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55625A11342714. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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