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Hypsiboas lemai
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guyana, Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the region of La Escalera and Cerro Roraima, in Bolívar state, Venezuela to western Guyana (Mount Roraima and Mount Ayanganna). It has been recorded from 600-1,400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been seen calling from boulders in, and leaves, branches, and a log above a cascading stream. It is also found in open areas with fringe vegetation and in waters that are very stagnant. Some specimens have been found on trees up to 3 metres above the water in gallery forest. The eggs are usually deposited on vegetation overhanging the streams, and when hatched the tadpoles drop in to the water below where they develop further.

Population

It is a locally common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Fire is a localized threat, but this species occurs in a region of limited human impact so there are no major threats overall at present.

Conservation Actions

Some populations are protected within Canaima National Park.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005).

Citation

Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch 2004. Hypsiboas lemai. In: IUCN 2014

 

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