Hypsiboas guentheri
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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in coastal southeastern Brazil, in Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina states, at 0-200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It was presumably originally a forest species. However, it adapts well to rice fields and other agricultural habitats. It occurs in vegetation surrounding seasonal and permanent pools. It reproduces in water.


It is very common and the population is stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Water pollution is possibly a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected area, but it is able to live in agricultural areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was formerly considered by some authors (i.e., Miranda Ribeiro 1926; Barrio 1962) to be a synonym of Hypsiboas pulchellus.


Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla 2004. Hypsiboas guentheri. In: IUCN 2014


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