This species occurs in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia in the Departments of Antioquia, Chocó and Valle del Cauca, Colombia, below 800m. There is also an unpublished record from Esmeraldas Province in northwestern Ecuador (K.-H. Jungfer, pers comm.). It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in undisturbed tropical rainforest, and is not found in degraded areas. It probably breeds in ephemeral and permanent ponds.
It is an uncommon species.
The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
It occurs in a few protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Wilmar Bolívar, Karl-Heinz Jungfer, Juan Manuel Renjifo 2004. Hypsiboas rubracylus. In: IUCN 2014