This species is known from the Serrania region of the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, Brazil. It has been recorded above 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on vegetation around open ponds in meadows. The eggs are laid in gelatinous masses, which float on the water of permanent and temporary mountain pools and slow flowing streams. It is very adaptable and is found in almost any habitat where there is water available for breeding.
It is a very common species.
There are no major threats to this very common, adaptable species.
The range of this species' includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence would be useful.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ulisses Caramaschi 2010. Hypsiboas polytaenius. In: IUCN 2014