Phyllomedusa camba is listed as ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM because of its wide distribution, large population, and tolerance to habitat changes. Phyllomedusa camba, which has no common name, can be found in the southwestern Amazon Basin, from western Brazil to eastern Bolivia and down to southeastern Peru. Phyllomedusa camba is known most strikingly for its leaf-green coloration. Pinkish cream blotches can decorate the flanks. Its eyes are unusually large, with very dark brown irises, probably due to its exclusively nocturnal nature. During the breeding season from the first rains in November to March, males congregate in large numbers at reproductive sites and call individually. Eggs are laid in large foam nests created by the species in trees, palms, and vines above pools from where their tadpoles can fall from these suspended nests into the water.
There are currently no known threats to this species. Additionally, Phyllomedusa camba is known for its tolerance to habitat modification.
Phyllomedusa camba is found in numerous protected areas including the Parque Nacional Manu in Peru and numerous sites in Bolivia and Brazil. In general, the species exhibits a stable population, wide distribution, and tolerance to habitat modification.
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