Parker et al. (1996) categorize the Dotted Tanager as uncommon and patchily distributed relative to other Neotropical birds with a center of abundance in the Lower Tropical zone. Restall et al. (2007) considers this species Uncommon to fairly common in Venezuela, with poor documentation records in Suriname , and a few recordings in few central and northern localities in French Guiana. No information available on lifespan, parasitism, age at first breeding, population regulation, or survivorship.