This species is from northeastern and eastern Brazil ranges from Sao Pedro da Agua Branca in the State of Maranhao, west and south through the States of Ceara, Pernambuco and Bahia to the State of Rio de Janeiro. It occurs up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in a wide variety of habitats, including savannahs, shrubland, open areas, and dunes, but not in closed forest. It is usually found on vegetation near stagnant waterbodies. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
It is a very common species.
It is a very adaptable species, and is not facing any known threats.
It occurs in many protected areas.
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 (G. Andrade pers. comm.).
Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Gilda Andrade 2004. Dendropsophus branneri. In: IUCN 2014