Boana atlantica
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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Atlantic forest of eastern Brazil, ranging from the State of Pernambuco south to the State of Bahia. It occurs up to 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an adaptable species living in primary and secondary forest and forest edge, including degraded forest. It breeds in fish ponds, lakes and pools.


It is a very abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is adaptable to degradation of its habitat, and so it is not seriously threatened. Spread of intensive agriculture and human settlements might impact certain populations.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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).


Ana Carolina Carnaval, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Hypsiboas atlanticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55401A11300906. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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