This species is known only from 1,314m asl at Alto Palácio (the type locality), and the nearby Serra do Caraça, both in Santana do Riacho Municipality, Minas Gerais State, south-east Brazil.
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals were found during the day in rocky grasslands sheltered under rocks, moss, fallen logs, arum leaves, and within bromeliad rosettes, close to temporary puddles, ponds and swamps, as well as in backwaters of temporary streams surrounded by vegetation. These varied aquatic habitats comprise the breeding habitat. Males call at night, from shrubby vegetation and occasionally on the ground, throughout the rainy season (October-March), and also during the dry season if there is water available for larval development. Clutches of about 400 eggs are placed on the bottom of water bodies, usually on submerged vegetation. The larvae are diurnal and live in aquatic habitats with abundant aquatic vegetation.
Its population status is not known.
No information is currently available on the threats to this species.
It is not currently known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species was described by reallocation of some specimens originally allocated to Scinax duartei (Pugliese, Pombal and Sazima 2004).
Simon Stuart 2006. Scinax curicica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61794A12548214. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61794A12548214.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019