This species from eastern Brazil ranges from Porto Seguro in the southern part of the State of Bahia, south though eastern Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro, to Capão Bonito in the State of São Paulo. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary forest, and in gardens, but not in very open habitats. It is usually found on vegetation or on the ground near marshy patches, but is sometimes high up in trees where it is hard to find. It is an explosive breeder in temporary and permanent ponds on forest edges. Reproductive activity has been reported for the months of January and February (Abrunhosa et al., 2006). The tadpoles eat other tadpoles.
It is a very common species.
The major threats are probably related to habitat loss due to agriculture, wood plantations, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, human settlement and fire.
It occurs in several protected areas.
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, Jaime Bertoluci 2010. Dendropsophus seniculus. In: IUCN 2014