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