Dendropsophus sanborni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dendropsophus sanborni
Species Authority: (Schmidt, 1944)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was resurrected from the synonymy of Dendropsophus nanus by Basso, Perí and diTada (1985).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Débora Silvano, Norman Scott, Lucy Aquino, Magno Vicente Segalla, Jose Langone, Diego Baldo, Boris Blotto
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, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 in western Rio Grande de Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Sao Paulo, Brazil; northern Argentina; Uruguay; and Oriental region of Paraguay, at an altitude of 0-1,000m asl.
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay; Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population: It is very abundant and stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in natural and artificial open habitats including grasslands (including rice plantations). It breeds in small temporary and permanent waterbodies, such as ponds, ditches, puddles or flooded areas. It can be found on low vegetation near waterbodies; the small clutch of eggs is attached to aquatic plants.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats. It adapts well to agricultural habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It can be found in many protected areas.

Citation: Débora Silvano, Norman Scott, Lucy Aquino, Magno Vicente Segalla, Jose Langone, Diego Baldo, Boris Blotto 2004. Dendropsophus sanborni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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