Scinax melloi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
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

This species is known only from the Serra dos Orgãos in south-eastern Brazil, at about 1,200m asl. There has not been sampling outside its range, so it might have a wider distribution than is currently known.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on vegetation near waterbodies in clearings in primary and secondary forest, but has not been recorded outside forest. It breeds in bromeliads, and the larvae develop inside these.


It is very common within its very small range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

If it is found to occur outside its known range within a protected area it might be threatened by habitat loss or degradation.

Conservation Actions

The known range of this species is wholly within Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgãos.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Scinax melloi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55979A11389652. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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