This species ranges very widely in northeastern and eastern Brazil from São Luis do Maranhão in the State of Maranhão, south to Ilha do Cardoso in the State of São Paulo. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in a wide variety of habitats, including open areas, pastureland, grassland, savannah, primary and secondary forest, coastal restinga scrubland. It is usually found on vegetation near waterbodies. It lays its eggs on tree leaves above the temporary and permanent waterbodies, and the larvae fall into the water to develop. Reproductive activity has been reported for the months of December to March (Abrunhosa et al., 2006).
It is a very common species.
It is a very adaptable species, 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.).
Gilda Andrade, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2010. Dendropsophus decipiens. In: IUCN 2014