This species is restricted to the general region of the type locality, which is given as "127km along the El Dorado-Santa Elena de Uairen road" (Duellman 1986), in Bolívar State, south-eastern Venezuela, at altitudes between 180 and 1,250m asl (05° 57'N; 61° 27'W). Its range is still largely unknown, and it is expected to occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
Males of this nocturnal species were found situatued horizontally or head-up, calling from leaves of herbaceous vegetation and bushes over a sluggish stream, or from small, deep ponds in forest, and on vines above and around vegetation around a temporary pool at the edge of the forest (Duellman 1997). It has also been recorded from marginal vegetation at the edge of a lagoon (Gorzula and Señaris 1999). Its breeding habits are unknown, but it is presumably a larval developer in water.
It is not common.
The installation of power lines and the associated development are localized threats to this species' habitat. The disturbance of its habitat by tourists and fires is also a problem. However, in general this species occurs in a region of relatively low human impact, and so it is probably not very seriously threatened.
Part of its range is protected within Parque Nacional Canaima.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Scinax danae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55950A11400599. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55950A11400599.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018