This species occurs over a large area of northeastern Brazil from Manga in the north of the State of Minas Gerais, west to Sao Salvador do Tocantins in the State of Tocantins, north to Sao Pedro de Agua Branca and Ilha de Sao Luis in the State of Maranhao, east to Mamanguape in the State of Paraíba.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in dry and moist savannah and shrubland, and is found on low vegetation near permanent and temporary ponds. It breeds in permanent and temporary ponds.
It is a common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, livestock grazing, human settlement and fire.
It has not been confirmed from any 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.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is probably a complex of several species.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Rogério Bastos 2004. Dendropsophus soaresi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55661A11335189. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55661A11335189.en