Boana pombali
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Faivovich et al. 2005 Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 294:1-240.

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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 at c. 142 m altitude along the eastern Brazilian coast, from northern Espírito Santo and northeastern Minas Gerais through eastern Bahia to southern Sergipe States.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from primary and secondary forest, including forest borders, gallery forest and even some open habitats, within the Atlantic Forest, and appears able to tolerate a degree of habitat degradation. Individuals are usually found on vegetation around temporary ponds or stream pools. The species is presumed to be a larval developer.


This species is common within its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The Atlantic Forest has been subject to substantial deforestation and fragmentation due to historical logging and ongoing large-scale clearance for cattle pasture, and crops such as sugar cane, coffee, and exotic trees, as well as for smallholder agriculture.

Conservation Actions

This species is known from a number of protected areas, including Parque Nacional Descobrimento, Parque Estadual Serra do Conduru, Reserva Biológica de Sooretama, Reserva Biológica de Una, Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN) Ecoparque de Una, RPPN Estação Veracruz, and Reserva Sapiranga.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since it occurs at more than ten locations within an extent of occurrence exceeding 20,000 km2, including a number of protected areas, is common, and appears able to tolerate a degree of habitat degradation.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Renato Feio 2006. Hypsiboas pombali. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61779A12541376. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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