Dendropsophus sarayacuensis
Sarayacu Treefrog, Shreve's Sarayacu Treefrog, Ranita de Sarayacu
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in the Amazon Basin in Venezuela (one record in the Cerro Neblina in extreme southern Amazonas state), Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and northwestern Bolivia. In Ecuador it occurs in the Eastern Cordillera Real Montane Forests and Napo Moist Forests in Eastern Subtropical, Eastern Tropical Altitudinal Zones. Its altitudinal range is up to 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This nocturnal, arboreal species inhabits understorey vegetation in primary and secondary tropical rainforest, and forest edges. Individuals can be found in altered areas (QCAZ database). The eggs are laid out of water, the larvae is laid in temporary and permanent pools.


It is a fairly common species in Peru and Ecuador. It is apparently less common elsewhere.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions

Several populations are found within protected areas. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, and Parque Nacional Yasuní.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Enrique La Marca, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Dendropsophus sarayacuensis. In: IUCN 2014


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