This species occurs in eastern Brazil from the State of Pernambuco in the north, south to the State of Santa Catarina. It occurs up to 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary forest, coastal restinga scrub, and also disturbed habitats, such as pastureland, but needs shrubs and cover. It is usually found on vegetation near waterbodies in clearings or on the forest edge. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds, and on the margins of lakes and reservoirs.
It is a common species.
It is a very adaptable species and is not facing any known threats.
It has, however, recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).
It occurs in many protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Hypsiboas geographicus.
Monique Van Sluys, Carlos Frederico da Rocha 2010. Hypsiboas semilineatus. In: IUCN 2014