Dendropsophus giesleri
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to southeastern Brazil, in the States of EspĂ­rito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. It occurs up to 1,100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits primary and secondary forest, but is not found in open areas. It sits on herbaceous vegetation above waterbodies, and breeds mainly in permanent, and sometimes temporary, still water. The eggs are laid on leaves above water, into which the larvae fall and develop.


It is common where it occurs.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to livestock grazing, clear-cutting, fire, tourism, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Dendropsophus giesleri. In: IUCN 2014


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