Scinax proboscideus
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: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread in French Guiana and southern Suriname and Guyana. A dot-map of the distribution in French Guiana is presented in Lescure and Marty (2000). It has been recorded between 200 and 700 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is usually found in the trees around temporary pools in primary forest. It breeds in these pools and is presumed to breed by larval development based on information from congeners. It has not been recorded from disturbed habitats.


This species is not uncommon, although its population trend is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species at present. It occurs in a region of very limited human impact.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Kaw Nature Reserve in French Guiana. 

Research Needed
More research into the species' extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Scinax proboscideus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T55989A61408590. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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