Scinax littoreus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Maricá to Cabo Frio, in the littoral region of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It occurs up to 200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in littoral forest (Restinga) in bromeliads in rocky outcrops where it also breeds. It has not been recorded from disturbed habitats.


It is a locally common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation and the collection of bromeliads from the forest, as well as infrastructure development are major threats to the species.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Estadual da Serra da Tirrica. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Scinax littoreus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55972A11386776. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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