Dendropsophus decipiens
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 ranges very widely in northeastern and eastern Brazil from São Luis do Maranhão in the State of Maranhão, south to Ilha do Cardoso in the State of São Paulo. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in a wide variety of habitats, including open areas, pastureland, grassland, savannah, primary and secondary forest, coastal restinga scrubland. It is usually found on vegetation near waterbodies. It lays its eggs on tree leaves above the temporary and permanent waterbodies, and the larvae fall into the water to develop. Reproductive activity has been reported for the months of December to March (Abrunhosa et al., 2006).


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species, not facing any known threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

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 Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is probably a complex of several species (G. Andrade pers. comm.).


Gilda Andrade, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2010. Dendropsophus decipiens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55463A11301143. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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