This species occurs in the open grasslands of the Serra Geral, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states, Brazil, at 900-1,730m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in open grasslands and streams and reproduces in fast-flowing streams in open areas or along forest edges. Males have been observed perched on vegetation along the edge of pools, waterfalls and torrents.
It is abundant and the population is stable.
Water pollution is a potential threat to this species.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and 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 Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was removed from the synonymy of Hypsiboas pulchellus by Garcia et al. (2003). More than one species could be covered by this name.
Paulo Garcia 2004. Hypsiboas joaquini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55522A11324933. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55522A11324933.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018