Dendropsophus sanborni
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: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in western Rio Grande de Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Sao Paulo, Brazil; northern Argentina; Uruguay; and Oriental region of Paraguay, at an altitude of 0-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in natural and artificial open habitats including grasslands (including rice plantations). It breeds in small temporary and permanent waterbodies, such as ponds, ditches, puddles or flooded areas. It can be found on low vegetation near waterbodies; the small clutch of eggs is attached to aquatic plants.


It is very abundant and stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats. It adapts well to agricultural habitats.

Conservation Actions

It can be found in many 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). It was resurrected from the synonymy of Dendropsophus nanus by Basso, Perí and diTada (1985).


Débora Silvano, Norman Scott, Lucy Aquino, Magno Vicente Segalla, Jose Langone, Diego Baldo, Boris Blotto 2004. Dendropsophus sanborni. In: IUCN 2014


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