This species' geographic range is known only from three sites along the western slope of the northern part of the Cordillera Central, from close to Balzapata, Departamento Amazonas to the vicinity of Tingo Maria, Departamento Huánuco, and parts of Departamento San Martin, in Peru. Its altitudinal range is from 1,330-1,850m asl. It is assumed to occur more widely, in particular between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
The habitat is not completely known; it has been recorded from partially cleared cloud forest. This species is presumed to breed in stagnant water, such as small pools. This species does not appear to be well known.
The population is not known, though it is likely to be common.
The major threats are unknown. Agricultural development (e.g., coffee) might be a threat to this species.
It might occur in Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo, Rio Abiseo National Park, Biabo Cordillera Azul Reserved Zone and Tingo Maria National Park but this requires confirmation.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Dendropsophus aperomeus. In: IUCN 2014