Dendropsophus meridianus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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 confined to the lowlands in State of Rio de Janeiro, below 100m, southeastern Brazil, from Itaguai in the west to Macae in the east.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives on vegetation near ponds and other still waters in a very wide array of habitats, from forest, to open areas, to cities. It breeds in temporary ponds.


It is an extremely abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Other than drainage of breeding sites for human settlement and mosquito control, this species faces no known threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a few 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, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Dendropsophus meridianus. In: IUCN 2014


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