This species is known from southeastern Colombia in the departments of Amazonas, Vaupes and Irinida, and from extreme southern Amazonas state in Venezuela. It presumably occurs in intervening parts of Amazonian Brasil, and is mapped as doing so, although there are not yet any confirmed records. It is a lowland species recorded from around 200m.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal, nocturnal species of primary and secondary lowland moist forest, always associated with streams, and not occurring in open habitats. It breeds in large streams.
It is a common species.
Apart from the local impacts of mining, it is unlikely to be threatened.
The Venezuelan populations of this species are probably protected in the Sierra de la Neblina National Park. It occurs in protected areas in Colombia.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). The name Hyla hobbsi was first employed for Venezuelan specimens in McDiarmid and Paolillo (1988).
Enrique La Marca, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hypsiboas hobbsi. In: IUCN 2014