This species' geographic range is the Caribbean versant of Mexico, from central Tamaulipas, southward along the Atlantic coast to the Yucatan peninsula to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In the Pacific, it is found from Guerrero, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, southward to northwestern Costa Rica (0-1,530m asl). It also occurs on the Corn Islands, Nicaragua.
Habitat and Ecology
This species seems to prefer disturbed or altered habitats at foothills and low elevations in secondary forests and pasture grasslands or cutover forests. It is also found in disturbed areas in the savannahs and in marshy areas outside or adjacent to forest, including temporarily open areas. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
It is abundant throughout its range.
There are no major threats.
No conservation measures are needed.
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Federico Bolaños, Javier Sunyer 2010. Scinax staufferi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55997A11397037. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55997A11397037.en .Downloaded on 24 February 2019