Boana semilineata
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Silveira and Caramaschi, 1989, Resumos 16a Congr. Brasil. Zool. Univ. Fed. Paraiba: XXX. d'Heursel and de Sa, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 353

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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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in eastern Brazil from the State of Pernambuco in the north, south to the State of Santa Catarina. It occurs up to 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in primary and secondary forest, coastal restinga scrub, and also disturbed habitats, such as pastureland, but needs shrubs and cover. It is usually found on vegetation near waterbodies in clearings or on the forest edge. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds, and on the margins of lakes and reservoirs.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species and is not facing any known threats.

It has, however, recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).

Conservation Actions

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 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 Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Hypsiboas geographicus.


Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Frederico da Rocha 2010. Hypsiboas semilineatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55652A11348662. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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