This species is found throughout much of the upper Amazon basin in Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. Its elevation is below 450m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Generally, it is found on leaves and branches in lowland primary and secondary tropical moist forest, riverine forests, and degraded areas. It breeds in temporary or semipermanent ponds (Rodriguez and Duellman, 1994) .
It is a very abundant species.
Because of the large areas of suitable habitat available to this species, there are no major threats. outside protected areas, there is some localized habitat loss through different human activities, principally agriculture.
It is present in many protected areas in Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It might be a complex of more than one species that needs further revision. De la Riva et al. (2000) discuss the confusion between this species and Dendropsophus rossalleni.
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Steffen Reichle, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Ariadne Angulo, Ignacio De la Riva 2004. Dendropsophus leali. In: IUCN 2014