This species occurs up to 1,200m asl in the Serra do Mar of southeastern Brazil from the States of Espírito Santo and southeastern Minas Gerais, south to the State of Parana.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in primary and secondary lowland and montane forest, on forest edges, and in secondary growth, gardens, open situations, and even inside houses. It is usually found on low vegetation near streams and ponds. It breeds in pools along the side of streams, ponds, and even swimming pools.
It is a very abundant species.
It is a very adaptable species, not facing any known threats.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Scinax hayii. In: IUCN 2014