Hypsiboas balzani


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hypsiboas balzani
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1898)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). This form is a complex of more than one species; one of the species involved needs to be called Hypsiboas callipleura (J. Köhler pers comm).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Steffen reichle, Jörn Köhler, Wilfredo Arizabal
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the eastern slopes of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, Peru, Departamentos Cuzco and Puno; Bolivia, Departamentos La Paz, Cochabamba and Sanata Cruz. Its altitudinal range is 450-2,210m asl.
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its habitat is cloud and Yungas forest, breeds in slow flowing streams and ditches. It is present in disturbed habitat.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in many protected areas in Bolivia and Parque Nacional Manu in Peru.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Steffen reichle, Jörn Köhler, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Hypsiboas balzani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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