Dendropsophus minusculus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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  hear Fonozoo call

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, Trinidad and Tobago


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found in the Llanos of eastern Arauca-Meta (Colombia) and Venezuela eastwards through, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. It is also present on the Icacos Peninsula of southwestern Trinidad island. Lescure and Marty (2001) indicated that this species inhabits the littoral band at the north of French Guiana, and that further south the species is replaced by Dendropsophus nanus. It is found from sea level up to approximately 600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is usually found in lowland savannahs, open grassland and at forest edges. In the Gran Sabana region, it has been found at night calling from leaves of bushes around a tropical forest pond, and from vegetation 40-60cm above the water. Eggs and tadpoles develop in temporary pools. It is an adaptable species.


It is generally a common species, although it is considered to be uncommon in Colombia.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this adaptable species. In Colombia, it is locally threatened by oil extraction and forest loss.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas occur within the range of this species.

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).


Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Ross MacCulloch, Jesús Manzanilla, Jerry Hardy 2010. Dendropsophus minusculus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55564A11332208. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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