This species is found in the Upper Amazon Basin from southern Colombia through Ecuador, lower Amazon Basin in Perú (Departments: Amazonas, Cusco, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Puno, Ucayali), and adjacent Brazil to Bolivia. Its altitudinal range is from 200-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of primary and secondary tropical rainforest, individuals congregate in and around permanent and temporary ponds and swamps for breeding. Eggs are deposited in ponds. Individuals can be found in clearings and slightly modified habitats.
It is a very abundant species.
It has no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to general human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.). It is only threatened by extreme habitat loss.
It is present in many protected areas throughout its range.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Javier Icochea, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Ariadne Angulo, Marinus Hoogmoed 2004. Dendropsophus rhodopeplus. In: IUCN 2014