Hypsiboas pellucens
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: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia (Chocó Department southwards), Ecuador (to south of Basaje) and Peru (region of Tumbes). It has been recorded at 100-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in a very wide variety of habitats, including forest, degraded areas, gardens, and urban areas. It can be found in the canopy, but descends to lower vegetation at night to breed. It breeds in permanent pools, including artificial ponds.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with the Parque Nacional Mache Chindul, Reserva Ecológica Cotacahi-Cayapas, and Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute. In Peru it has been reported for Parque
Nacional Cerros de Amotape (Venegas et al., 2008).

Taxonomic Notes

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


Wilmar Bolívar, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, John Lynch, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2010. Hypsiboas pellucens. In: IUCN 2014


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