Scinax rostratus
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: Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in the lowlands from central Panama to the eastern lowlands of San Blas, through to Colombia in the Magdalena Valley, Northwest Orinoquia and Upper Pacific region, and northern Venezuela and the Orinoco to Guyana and Suriname. It occurs up to 1,300m asl. In Venezuela, this species has been recorded from the states of Amazonas, Aragua, Bolívar, Carabobo, Distrito Federal, Falcón, Lara, Miranda, Monagas, Sucre, and Yaracuy. It is not reported from French Guiana (Lescure and Marty, 2001), where it seems to be replaced by Scinax proboscideus.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a nocturnal, largely arboreal species of sub-humid scrubby forest and moist savannahs found perched on low vegetation at the edges of temporary or permanent ponds close to moist forests. Breeding takes place in temporary ponds. This species can occur in modified habitats.


It is considered to be abundant in some localities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

General habitat loss by the destruction of natural forests is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

Although there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from a number of protected areas including Parque Nacional Chagres and Parque Nacional Soberania in Panama as well as in South America.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

This is most likely a species complex.


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Abraham Mijares, Andrés Acosta-Galvis 2010. Scinax rostratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55993A11394990. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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