This species is known from the lowlands of the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and Bahia, in southeastern Brazil. It occurs up to 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Adults are found in stagnant water and on bulrushes (taboas) where there is no arboreal vegetation, in swamps. They breed in temporary or permanent stagnant pools. They have also been recorded in anthropogenic habitats such as gardens and artificial ponds.
It is a very common species.
There are no threats to this species overall.
The range of this species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2010. Dendropsophus anceps. In: IUCN 2014