Scinax albicans
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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Serra do Mar in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It occurs around 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

They are found on vegetation near small streams and brooks in primary and old secondary forest where they also breed. They have not been recorded outside forest.


This is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss due to deforestation, the creation of small farms for agriculture, and fires is a threat to the species.

This species has recently tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection (Toledo et al., 2006b).

Conservation Actions

The species is known from a few protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

For a discussion of the status of this species, see Heyer (1980).


Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2010. Scinax albicans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55923A11393680. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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