Boana prasina
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 is endemic to southeastern and southern Brazil in the States of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Parana, and Rio Grande do Sul. It occurs at intermediate elevations at 800-1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in forested habitats, and in grassland and pastureland, and is usually found on vegetation near ponds, pools, and lakes. It breeds in permanent pools and small streams, and the egg clutches are attached to vegetation in the water.


It is a common species. In Estação Biológica de Boracéia in São Paulo State, the species appears to have disappeared. The decline has been linked to the higher abundance of H. albopunctata.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threats are water pollution, and loss of habitat due to fire.

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 broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough 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).


Axel Kwet, Paulo Garcia 2004. Hypsiboas prasinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55611A11337900. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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