This species is an Amazonian species of southern Colombia (Leticia); Departments of Madre de Dios, Ucayali, and Loreto, Peru; western Brazilian Amazonia; and northern Bolivia (De la Riva et al. 2000). It has an altitudinal range of 50-200 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in swampy areas in lowland tropical flooded rainforest, including floating meadows, and is associated with streams, rivers and waterways. The eggs and larvae develop in water, the egg deposition site is not known.
This is an abundant species.
There are no major threats to this widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to shifting cultivation and logging.
In Peru this species is known to occur in the Tambopata National Reserve, Parque Nacional Manu, and might also occur in Allpahuayo Mishana, Alto Purus, Manu and Amarakaeri Reserved Zones, and Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. It is present in many protected areas in Brazil.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
De la Riva, I., Angulo, A., Azevedo-Ramos, C., Cisneros-Heredia, D.F., Hoogmoed, M., Castro, F. & Rueda-Almonacid, J.V. 2004. Scarthyla goinorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55920A86620610. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55920A11392599.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019