This species occurs in northeastern Brazil from the State of Bahia, north to the State of Paraiba. It ranges up to 960m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a very adaptable species that lives in lowland forest, forest edge, open habitats and rocky areas, often in bromeliads, on shrubs or in swamps. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
It is a very common species.
Apart from bromeliad collecting, this species probably faces almost no threats.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This could be a complex of more than one species (C. Arzabe pers. comm.).
Cristina Arzabe, Flora Junca 2004. Scinax auratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55932A11397585. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55932A11397585.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018