This species' distribution is in the Amazon basin, from Colombia, Peru and French Guiana to the Amazon River in Brazil. It is rare in French Guiana (Lescure and Marty, 2001). There is a dot-map of its distribution in French Guiana provided in Lescure and Marty (2001). Its altitudinal range is from 0-200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in marshes, swamps, and flooded forest. Lescure and Marty (2001) suggest that males also call from flooded holes. Reproduction is unknown, though it is likely to be by larval development in water.
It is an uncommon to rare species.
There are no major threats.
It occurs in many conservation units.
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 redescribed as Hydrolaetare schmidti by Gallardo (1963).
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Claude Gascon 2004. Hydrolaetare schmidti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57084A11567229. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57084A11567229.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019