Scinax nasicus

Subgenus: ruber
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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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: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in Paraguay, northern Argentina (Corrientes, Córdoba, Chaco, Formosa, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, Salta, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Misiones, Buenos Aires), Uruguay (Artigas, Paysandú, Río Negro and Salto), eastern Bolivia (Beni, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, Tarija), and southwestern Brazil to Rio Grande do Sul State. It occurs up to 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in forest, shrublands and grasslands. It breeds in temporary pools in open vegetation areas, the eggs being deposited in the water and the tadpoles developing in the same site. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.


It is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas. Taxonomic work is required to resolve this species complex.

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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This form is a complex of more than one species.


Axel Kwet, Lucy Aquino, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada, Jose Langone 2004. Scinax nasicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55980A11390205. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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