This species is known from the coastal region of Caraguatatuba, in São Paulo State, to Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil. It occurs up to 1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in open areas such as savannahs, as well as in artificial habitats. It breeds in temporary pools from the rain, as well as in swamps. It is also found inside houses in rural areas, and in most artificial open areas.
This is a very common species.
Habitat disturbance and the creation of open areas favour this species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. No conservation measures are currently needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ana Maria Telles 2010. Scinax similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55995A11395943. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55995A11395943.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019