This species is known from the coastal mountains of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais States in southeastern Brazil. It has been recorded from 800-2,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on low vegetation or on boulders associated with ponds in open areas. Tadpoles have been collected from temporary and permanent ponds. It is also known from disturbed open areas such as artificial ponds and pastureland.
It is a locally common species.
There are no known major threats to this common and adaptable species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Dante Pavan, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Scinax crospedospilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55947A11399966. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55947A11399966.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019