This species occurs in the coastal regions of eastern and southern Brazil, from the State of Bahia, south to the State of Santa Catarina. It ranges up to 1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in both forest and in more open areas, such as "restinga" shrubland, but not in farmland. It is commonly, but not always, associated with bromeliads. It is often found in forest on vegetation near temporary and permanent ponds where it breeds.
It is a very common species.
In view of its adaptability, it is probably not seriously threatened, though agriculture, clear-cutting, removal of bromeliads, and human settlements might impact some populations.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Bruno Pimenta, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2010. Scinax argyreornatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55929A11396185. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55929A11396185.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019