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.
Deforestation and the collection of bromeliads from the forest, as well as infrastructure development are major threats to the species.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55972A11386776.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019