This species occurs in southeastern Brazil from the state of São Paulo, south to the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It ranges up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary forest, and in some plantations, but not in eucalyptus. It is not found in open habitats. Outside the breeding season it is found on trees. During the breeding season it is found in permanent waterbodies, such as ponds or lakes, or slowly flowing brooks. The egg clutch is laid between aquatic plants in these permanent waterbodies.
It is a very common species.
Although somewhat adaptable, it is impacted by the spread of intensive agriculture and eucalyptus plantations, as well as by clear-cutting.
It occurs in several protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Paulo Garcia, Axel Kwet 2010. Hypsiboas bischoffi. In: IUCN 2014