Boana raniceps
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, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread in Amazonian Brazil, is present in southern Colombia and northern French Guiana, and occurs in Amazonian Bolivia, Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina. Its altitudinal range is from up to 400m asl. Records from Venezuela, documented from Amazonas State (a museum record from Bolívar state needs documentation for a precise locality) are misidentifications.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in many habitat types. Within tropical forest is can be found on leaves and branches; in water or vegetation growing around ponds and lagoons; on the banks of large rivers; and can also be found in Amazonian savannah. Reproduction can occur in temporary waterbodies. It can also occur in degraded habitats and urban areas.


It is generally a common species outside Colombia and Venezuela.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss due to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), fire, and infrastructure development. It is sometimes found in the international pet trade but at levels that do not currently constitute a major threat.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes many 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).


Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Débora Silvano, Norman Scott, Lucy Aquino, Julian Faivovich 2004. Hypsiboas raniceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55622A11341908. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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