Dendropsophus carnifex
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: Colombia, Ecuador


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs only on the Pacific slopes of Andes in Ecuador from Carchi Province to Cotopaxi Province. It probably occurs a little more widely, including in extreme southern Colombia (J. Lynch pers. comm.). Its altitudinal range is 1,000-2,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in submontane and montane cloud forests, but also in disturbed areas such as tree plantations, marshy clearings, artificial pools and water-filled roadside ditches. Individuals are sometimes founds in bromeliads and heliconias. It breeds in temporary and permanent still water.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species, probably not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

Its geographic range overlaps with the Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Dendropsophus carnifex. In: IUCN 2014


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