Scinax cabralensis

Subgenus: ruber
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Drummond, Baeta & Pires, 2007. A new species of Scinax (Anura, Hylidae) of the S. ruber clade from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Zootaxa 1612: 45-53
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Scinax cabralensis is only known from the region of the Serra do Cabral, in the Municipalities of Joaquim Felício and Buenópolis, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, but its distribution may extend to other localities in the Espinhaço Mountain range (Drummond et al., 2007). It is found at elevations above 1000 masl (L.O. Drummond, pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

Scinax cabralensis can be found in marshes, lakes, seasonal and permanent streams and rivers, and shrubby savanna habitats. Reproduction coincides with the rainy season (L.O. Drummond, pers. comm.). Calling males are found in high densities, during the beginning of the rainy season. They are nocturnal callers, calling from perches on the emergent shrubby vegetation and on the ground or rocks, at the margins of temporary and permanent streams, ponds, and marshes. Dendropsophus minutus, Elachistocleis ovalis, Leptodactylus labyrinthicus, Physalaemus cuvieri, Pseudopaludicola cf. mystacalis, Pseudopaludicola saltica, Scinax squalirostris and Scinax sp. were found in activity in the same site of S. cabralensis (Drummond et al., 2007).


The species is considered to be locally abundant (L.O. Drummond, pers. comm.).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Fires are frequent at Serra do Cabral and they always sweep a great part of the area. There are also extensive pine plantations as well as small cattle ranching in the area. Although the species is found within a reserve, this protected area does not currently have an adequate infrastructure. The amphibian species of the area are also used as fishing bait by local inhabitants. In addition, the species' area of occurrence is small (L.O. Drummond, pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

Parque Estadual da Serra do Cabral covers a great part of the species' known distribution (L.O. Drummond, pers. comm.).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

In the Scinax ruber clade according to the original publication. Scinax cabralensis is differentiated from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters and a distinct advertisement call (Drummond et al., 2007).


Leandro O. Drummond 2008. Scinax cabralensis. In: IUCN 2014


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