Dendropsophus coffeus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Koehler, J., Jungfer, K.-H. and Reichle, S. 2005. Another new species of small Hyla (Anura, Hylidae) from Amazonian Sub-Andean forest of western Bolivia.Journal of Herpetology: 43-50.

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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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from two localities at 550-800 m altitude close to the village of Sapecho on the eastern edge of the Andes in La Paz Departament, Bolivia. It is likely that the species is distributed more widely within the South-West Amazonian ecoregion, and might thus also occur in adjacent Peru.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from sub-Andean rainforest. Males were found calling from coffee plants as well as bushes at forest edges and within larger clearings, and the species seems very tolerant to habitat disturbance. The species is presumed to be a larval developer, and to breed in small permanent ponds.


At least in some localities, this species is very common during the rainy season.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Much forest in the vicinity of the type locality is being cleared for agriculture. However, as noted above, the species appears to be very tolerant to habitat degradation.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known from any protected area, but probably occurs in Parque Nacional Madidi at least.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since it is likely to be widespread, appears very tolerant of habitat alteration, probably occurs in several protected areas, and is not believed to be declining.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De La Riva 2006. Dendropsophus coffeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61774A12539483. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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