Scinax perpusillus
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: Brazil



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southeastern Brazil in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It occurs up to 800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives and breeds in bromeliads inside primary and secondary forest and littoral shrub vegetation (Restinga). It has not been recorded outside forests.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss due to clear-cutting of forests, agricultural encroachment and infrastructure development is a threat to this species

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and ecological requirements is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Peixoto (1988) noted that this name covers a complex of species.


Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2010. Scinax perpusillus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55988A11392858. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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