This species is known from central Minas Gerais state in Brazil. It has been recorded above 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in gallery forests in the Cerrado, and on the edge of the Atlantic Forest. It is found on low vegetation near waterbodies, such as ponds or streams where it also breeds. It probably adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, mining, fires and dam construction are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range overlaps with several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick, Débora Silvano 2010. Scinax luizotavioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55974A11387584. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55974A11387584.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019