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Lagoa Santa tree frog
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
  • Hyla rubicundula (Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862)
  • Hyla rubicundula (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Hyla elongata (Lutz, 1925)
  • Dendropsophus rubicundulus (Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005)

The Lagoa Santa tree frog (Dendropsophus rubicundulus) is a frog that lives in Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

The adult male frog is 1.8 to 2.3 cm long and the adult female frog is 2.1 to 2.5 cm long from nose to rear end. This frog has a dark green or dark brown pattern on its skin. It has discs on its toes for climbing. The disks are reddish in color.

This frog lives in places with few trees. It lives near temporary or permanent bodies of water, such as ponds and rice fields. The tadpoles live on the bottom of the body of water.

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