This species is known from the highlands of Poços de Caldas to the southern part of Serra do Espinhaço, in Brazil. It has been recorded from above 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in open areas on low vegetation near permanent or temporary ponds. The spawn are deposited in temporary or permanent ponds, and attached to the vegetation. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as mining and fires are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas. Taxonomic research to resolve this species complex is needed.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This form is a complex of more than one species.
Débora Silvano, Rogério Bastos, Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Scinax caldarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55939A11398578. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55939A11398578.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018