Boana polytaenia
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: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Serrania region of the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, Brazil. It has been recorded above 900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs on vegetation around open ponds in meadows. The eggs are laid in gelatinous masses, which float on the water of permanent and temporary mountain pools and slow flowing streams. It is very adaptable and is found in almost any habitat where there is water available for breeding.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this very common, adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species' includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence would be useful.

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).


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ulisses Caramaschi 2010. Hypsiboas polytaenius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55609A11337030. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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