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.
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).
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55923A11393680.en