This species is known from the lowland "rolling hills" of the southeastern slopes of the Andes (Departamento Huanuco, Departments of Ucayali and Madre de Dios), central and southern Peru, and also from a single locality in Colombia. It might occur in northern Bolivia and western Brazil. It can be found at elevations of 200m.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is lowland primary tropical moist forest. It may occur at the forest edge, but not in degraded habitats. Eggs are deposited in temporary pools.
It is not an uncommon species.
There are no major threats; it is a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. Local populations might be impacted by deforestation.
In Peru this species is known to occur in Tambopata National Reserve and Parque Nacional Manu, and might also occur in Alto Purus, Manu and Amarakaeri Reserved Zones, and Bahuaja Sonene National Park.
Ariadne Angulo, Javier Icochea, Robert Reynolds, Steffen Reichle 2004. Scinax ictericus. In: IUCN 2014