This species is known from montane streams on the southern slopes of Auyan-tepui and from its summit, in Bolıvar state, Venezuela, between 950–1850 m (Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
Males call at night from upper surfaces of leaves or branches 0.2 to 4 m above water in gallery forest. Other anurans found at the Atapere stream include Hypsiboas sibleszi, Centrolene gorzulai, Hyalinobatrachium crurifasciatum, H. taylori, Rana palmipes and Leptodactylus mystaceus. The following species were also found in other streams and in the adjacent forest: Colostethus tepuyensis, Hypsiboas benitezi, Hypsiboas sp., Adelophryne gutturosa, Lithodytes lineatus, Leptodactylus sp. and Otophryne robusta. The centrolenids Centrolene gorzulai, Hyalinobatrachium crurifasciatum and H. taylori were also found in the same locality; Tepuihyla edelcae was found in adjacent herbaceous habitat (Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006).
No population status information is available for this species.
Major threats for this species are unknown.
Hypsiboas jimenezi is known to occur in Canaima National Park, Bolivar state, Venezuela.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its abundance within its restricted distribution, its presumed large population, and because its habitat is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Hypsiboas jimenezi can be distinguished from other similar species through a combination of morphological and acoustic characters (Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006).
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Hypsiboas jimenezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135883A4215780. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135883A4215780.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018