This species occurs in the Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil from the State of Pernambuco to the State of Santa Catarina. It ranges up to 1,100m asl. This name has also been widely used for certain frogs from Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and the lower Amazon basin, but they are now considered to belong to other, possibly undescribed, species.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives on shrubs or on the ground near waterbodies on the edge of tropical moist forests, in degraded forest, and in open areas near forest. It is not found in the interior of mature forest. It breeds in temporary or permanent still water, sometimes even in flowing water. Both egg deposition and larval development occur in lentic water (Abrunhosa et al., 2006). It has been found very close to the sea.
It is a very common species.
In view of its adaptability to degraded habitats, this species is not threatened.
It occurs in many protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is complex of several species (A. Carnaval pers. comm.). This name has been widely used for certain frogs from Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and the lower Amazon basin, but these are now considered to belong to another, possibly undescribed, species. However, Hoogmoed and Gruber (1983) suggested that specimens from north of the Amazon River are probably referrable to Hypsiboas cinerascens.
Ana Carolina Carnaval, Axel Kwet, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Hypsiboas albomarginatus. In: IUCN 2014