Scinax perereca
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2003 Dr. Axel Kwet (1 of 5)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a few localities in the states of São Paulo south to Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; northeastern Misiones Province in Argentina; and a few localities in southern Oriental Region of Paraguay. Its altitudinal range is from 0-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in forest and forest edges. It reproduces in temporary and permanent pools (including artificial pools and water-filled tire tracks on dirt roads). It occurs in secondary forest.


It is locally abundant in Brazil and Argentina but is rare in Paraguay.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Clear-cutting for wood extraction and pine plantations is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Argentina.


Lucy Aquino, Axel Kwet, Magno Vicente Segalla, Vanessa Verdade, Julian Faivovich, Diego Baldo 2004. Scinax perereca. In: IUCN 2014


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