Boana faber
Blacksmith Treefrog, Sapo-ferreiro
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2003 Dr. Axel Kwet (1 of 61)

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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, Brazil, Paraguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Misiones province, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and Bahia states, Brazil, and in central, eastern and southern Oriental region, Paraguay, at 150-800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in tropical humid forests and at the edges of these forests. It reproduces by making nests in temporary and permanent pools (including artificial pools) and near slow-moving streams. In southeastern Brazil reproductive activity has been reported for the month of December, potentially also occurring in January (Abrunhosa et al., 2006). It occurs in substantially altered habitats.


It is abundant throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation by clear cutting is a threat to this species, although it does adapt to selectively logged and second growth forest.

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 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).


Esteban Lavilla, Lucy Aquino, Axel Kwet, Diego Baldo 2010. Hypsiboas faber. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55479A11303155. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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