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Hypsiboas polytaenius
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: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

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.

Population

It is a very common species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no major threats to this very common, adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species' includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence would be useful.

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

Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ulisses Caramaschi 2010. Hypsiboas polytaenius. In: IUCN 2014

 

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