Scinax garbei
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Source credit:
Guia de Sapos da Reserva Adolpho Ducke, Amazonia Central by Lima et al. 2005

INPA (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia)
PPBio (Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade)
PELD (Pesquisas Ecológicas de Longa Duração)

Males 42-46 mm, females 48 mm. The principal distinguishing characteristics are the pointed snout with nostrils on the extremity, prominent conical tubercles over the eyes and around the lower lip, and the flattened head with a triangular mark in relief on the dorsal surface between the eyes. The dorsum is light to dark brown with darker spots. The inguinal region is green and this color may extend over the lateral surface of the body. The thighs have a longitudinal green stripe, and transverse alternating black and light-brown to yellow stripes. The belly is white and the throat region grayish. The iris is cream with dark red spots posteriorly.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


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Occurs throughout the Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke in Brazilbut is not common.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The species is arboreal and nocturnal. Reproduction occurs in the rainy season (November to May) in large ponds. The males call in a vertical position with the head pointing down. Clutches contain about 550 eggs. The tadpoles are pale green and have a protuberance on the lip that distinguishes them from all other species in the Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke in Brazil .

Similar species: There is no similar species in the Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke in Brazil.

Written by Albertina P. Lima, William E. Magnusson, Marcelo Menin, Luciana K. Erdtmann, Domingos J. Rodrigues, Claudia Keller, Walter Hödl (bill AT, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
First submitted 2007-11-27
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2007-11-27)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Scinax garbei <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 26, 2020.

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