This species is known only from the type locality, Lago Codajás, situated north of the main stream of the Amazon between Manaus and Teffé in Amazonas State, Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on the habitat and ecological requirements of this species, but it is likely to be a lowland rainforest species that breeds by larval development in water.
Its population status is unknown, and there have been no records since it was discovered.
There is no information on threats to this species.
There are protected areas within its range.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species is considered incertae sedis, and is presently left in the genus Hyla pending resolution (Faivovich et al. 2005). The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos 2004. Hyla imitator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55511A11321561. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55511A11321561.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019