This species’ geographic range is in the Atlantic forests from Bahia south to Santa Catarina, Brazil; northeastern Argentina; and central and southern Oriental region, Paraguay. Its altitudinal range is 0-700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal frog that occurs on shrubs and trees inside rainforest. It reproduces in temporary and permanent pools inside forest. It is restricted to pristine habitats.
It is locally abundant and stable in suitable habitats in Brazil. It is assumed to be declining in Paraguay due to observed habitat loss.
Habitat loss due to deforestation and dams is a major threat. It is probably seriously threatened in Paraguay.
Occurs in several protected areas (eg. Parque Estadual do Rio Doce).
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 new monotypic genus Itapotihyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Lucy Aquino, Magno Vicente Segalla, Julian Faivovich, Diego Baldo 2004. Itapotihyla langsdorffii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55796A11358140. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55796A11358140.en