This species occurs above 1,000m asl in the mountains of southeastern Brazil, from the Serra da Mantiqueira in the State of São Paulo north to the Serra do Caraça in the State of Minas Gerais.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of open, rocky, high-altitude grassland, living on the ground or on low vegetation near ponds or slow-flowing streams in the upper reaches of the mountains. It breeds in permanent and temporary slow-flowing water.
It is a common species.
Its habitat is under some pressure from fire and tourism, but this species is not seriously threatened.
Much of the range of this species is in protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its reasonably wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Pombal, Haddad and Kasahara (1995) and C.A.G. Cruz (pers. comm.) noted that this name might cover more than one species. A new species, Scinax curicica, was recently separated from S. duartei (Pugliese et al., 2004).
Jaime Bertoluci, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2010. Scinax duartei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55951A11400847. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55951A11400847.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019