This species is known only from the Serra da Canastra in the mountains of south-western Minas Gerais State, Brazil, although it might occur more widely. It is found above 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits the Cerrado savannah, and occurs on the ground or on low vegetation near ponds or small lakes, where it also breeds.
The population status of this very poorly known species is not known.
The major threats to this species' habitat are agricultural development (for both crops and livestock) and fires.
Its range includes Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra.
The species name is a noun in apposition and therefore does not change with the gender of the generic name.
Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2004. Scinax maracaya. In: IUCN 2014