Boana albopunctata
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in central, southern and southeastern Brazil, including Rondonia state; in extreme eastern Bolivia; in the drainages and the mouth of the Río Paraná, in Corrientes, Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires provinces, Argentina; in the oriental region of Paraguay; and in the northernmost part of Uruguay. The elevational range for this species is zero to 2,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a widespread, generalist species. It occurs on vegetation near waterbodies in tropical rainforest and in open areas. It breeds in permanent and temporary pools. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance, and it is commonly seen in human settlements and in disturbed environments.


It is common throughout most of its range, except in Paraguay.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture could be affecting the species in Paraguay. This species has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in São Paulo state, Brazil (Toledo et al. 2006).

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas. A taxonomic review to resolve the status of the species complex is needed.

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 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 a complex of more than one species.


Aquino, L., Bastos, R., Kwet, A., Reichle, S., Silvano, D., Azevedo-Ramos, C., Scott, N. & Baldo, D. 2010. Hypsiboas albopunctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55378A86178507. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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