Dendropsophus subocularis

Dendropsophus subocularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Hylinae
Genus: Dendropsophus
Species: D. subocularis
Binomial name
Dendropsophus subocularis
(Dunn, 1934)

Hyla subocularis Dunn, 1934

Dendropsophus subocularis is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is found in eastern Panama and northwestern Colombia to the Magdalena River Valley.[2][3][4] It occurs from the sea level to at least 800 m (2,600 ft),[2] and perhaps as high as 1,650 m (5,410 ft) above sea level.[3]


Males measure up to 23 mm (0.91 in) and females to 26 mm (1.0 in) in snout–vent length. The dorsum is yellowish-tan with some darker brown pigmentation or other markings, sometimes forming a faint "X" just behind the head. There is usually dark barring on the upper surfaces of the arms and legs. The ventrum is creamy white. The webbing of the feet is more extensive than that of the hands. Digits bear large terminal discs.[4]

The eggs are bright yellow. The tadpoles are mostly black.[4]

Habitat and conservation

The species' natural habitats are humid lowland forests. It tolerates some habitat modification. It is an arboreal species that breeds in temporary and permanent pools.[1] The eggs are laid on vegetation overhanging water.[4] The species is threatened by habitat loss (deforestation).[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Lynch, J. (2004). "Dendropsophus subocularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T55667A11350133. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. 1 2 Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Dendropsophus subocularis (Dunn, 1934)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  3. 1 2 Acosta Galvis, A. R. & D. Cuentas (2016). "Dendropsophus subocularis (Dunn, 1934)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Dendropsophus subocularis". Amphibians of Panama. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
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