This species is known from the type locality, Sinnamary, French Guiana (Lescure and Marty, 2001), and from several localities in the coastal savannah belt in Suriname. A dot-map of the species' distribution is provided in Lescure and Marty (2001). It occurs up to 40m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in savannah around temporary ponds created in the wet season. It can be found on bushes and in the grass. There is no information on breeding, but it most likely breeds in the ponds.
It is an abundant species that is easy to find in the breeding season.
It does not appear to be threatened and seems to be unaffected by nomadic livestock farming.
Its range does not include any protected areas. More research into the species' ecological requirements is needed.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher 2004. Dendropsophus gaucheri. In: IUCN 2014