Dendropsophus miyatai
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: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Anangu/Garzacocha region of the Río Napo in eastern Ecuador and nearby Amazonian Colombia and Peru. It is also known from Manaus and the Juruá river, Amazonas state, Brazil. It is found below 300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The type locality is a tropical wet forest and is believed to be mostly undisturbed except for scattered patches (Vigle and Goberdhan-Vigle, 1990). This species calls from water hyacinths and bushes in ponds and along slow-moving streams in, or at the edge of tropical rainforest (Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994). The eggs are laid in water, and the tadpoles develop there also.


It can be common in appropriate habitats; these are ponds with floating vegetation.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat destruction, degradation, and water pollution are threats to this species. The range in Brazil is well preserved.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes several protected areas. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno and Reserva Biológica Limoncocha.

Taxonomic Notes

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, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Dendropsophus miyatai. In: IUCN 2014


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