This species occurs in Misiones province, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and Bahia states, Brazil, and in central, eastern and southern Oriental region, Paraguay, at 150-800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in tropical humid forests and at the edges of these forests. It reproduces by making nests in temporary and permanent pools (including artificial pools) and near slow-moving streams. In southeastern Brazil reproductive activity has been reported for the month of December, potentially also occurring in January (Abrunhosa et al., 2006). It occurs in substantially altered habitats.
It is abundant throughout its range.
Deforestation by clear cutting is a threat to this species, although it does adapt to selectively logged and second growth forest.
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).
Esteban Lavilla, Lucy Aquino, Axel Kwet, Diego Baldo 2010. Hypsiboas faber. In: IUCN 2014