Boana crepitans
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, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has two disjunctive populations. The first population ranges through Panama (Azuero Peninsula, central Panama and eastern lowlands), northern Colombia (Orinoco and Caribbean regions only), most of Venezuela and partially into northern Brazil, the islands of Trinidad and Tobago and throughout much of the Guianas. The second population is largely restricted to the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil. It is present at elevations of between 0-2,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species has a variety of habitats, ranging from humid tropical forests, semiarid environments, grasslands, llanos, intervening habitats, pastures and lower montane forests. It is an arboreal nocturnal species, found on leaves of trees, on shrubs and other vegetation near watercourses. The species breeds in temporary pools at the beginning of the rainy season. Specimens are occasionally also found on the ground. It is possible to find this species in severely degraded habitats including urban areas and human dwellings.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no significant threats to this species. While there is significant population growth over much of the range of this species with resulting habitat loss (through infrastructure development and water pollution), much of this is localized. It is sometimes found in the international pet trade but at levels that do not currently constitute a major threat.

Conservation Actions

It is present within numerous protected areas throughout its range.

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). Throughout its extensive range from Central America to eastern Brazil, Hypsiboas crepitans, as now recognized, is variable in coloration, size, advertisement call, and calling sites. Consequently, it is highly likely that several species are recognizable within H. crepitans; one such probable taxon includes the frogs of the Gran Sabana.


Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Débora Silvano, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Jerry Hardy 2010. Hypsiboas crepitans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55457A11314699. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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