This species occurs in southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and the Amazon basin in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. In Ecuador, it occurs at elevations of up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found on leaves and branches of primary and secondary tropical rainforest and in clearings near forest (Duellman, 1978). It is a nocturnal and arboreal species, usually in trees, but after heavy rains males call from the ground, grasses, herbaceous vegetation, or bushes around temporary ponds (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). The eggs are laid in water and the tadpoles develop there also.
It is rarely seen in most of its range but it is locally common in Suriname.
Forest conversion, logging, and clear cutting are threats to this species.
Many conservation units are present within its range. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Parque Nacional Yasuní, and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Dendropsophus marmoratus. In: IUCN 2014