Scinax maracaya

Subgenus: ruber
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only from the Serra da Canastra in the mountains of south-western Minas Gerais State, Brazil, although it might occur more widely. It is found above 900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits the Cerrado savannah, and occurs on the ground or on low vegetation near ponds or small lakes, where it also breeds.


The population status of this very poorly known species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species' habitat are agricultural development (for both crops and livestock) and fires.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The species name is a noun in apposition and therefore does not change with the gender of the generic name.


Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Paula Cabral Eterovick, D├ębora Silvano 2004. Scinax maracaya. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55977A11388956. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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