This species occurs in the southeast of the state of Minas Gerais, and in the coastal Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo States in southeastern Brazil. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is found on the vegetation of the marshy ground inside primary and secondary forests of the coastal lowlands. It has also been recorded from disturbed forest and near the forest edge, but not from open areas. It breeds in temporary rain pools.
It is a common species.
Habitat loss due to clear-cutting of forests, agricultural encroachment and infrastructure development is a threat to the species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and ecological requirements 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.
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Scinax humilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55964A11402075. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55964A11402075.en .Downloaded on 24 January 2019