This species occurs in Arauca, Meta and North Santander, Colombia, and in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and eastern, southern and southeastern Brazil. In Venezuela, it occurs in Falcón State (Mijares and Arends, 1999) and northeastern Venezuelan Caribbean coast, including Margarita Island. It occurs from sea level up to 900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits tropical savannahs, forest edge and open areas. It is very adaptable to human disturbance. Males have been observed calling from Heliconia leaves about 1.5m above the ground and 2m from the edge of a forest pond, or from other vegetation above temporary ponds, or tussock of grasses in the pond. In Bolívar state, males concentrate in low bushes around lagoons during the rainy season. It breeds in standing water (permanent and seasonal). The eggs and tadpoles are in the water.
It is a very common species. It is abundant around temporary waterbodies in the rainy season.
There are no major threats to this widespread species.
Several protected areas are present within the range of the species.
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 to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
This is most likely a species complex.
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ulisses Caramaschi, Abraham Mijares 2010. Scinax x-signatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56005A11404900. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56005A11404900.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018