Scinax altae
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is a Panamanian endemic of the western Pacific lowlands, Azuero Peninsula, central Panama, and Pacific lowlands.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in xeric, scrubby forest and in savannahs. It can occur in artificial habitats and presumably breeds in temporary ponds.


It is common at a number of sites.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Infrastructure development and water pollution are major threats.

Conservation Actions

Although there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from at least one protected area (Parque Nacional Altos de Campana). Further research is needed into the range, ecology and potential conservation measures.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

Scinax altae (a new combination) was recognized as a species distinct from S. staufferi by Duellman (2001).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Scinax altae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T55925A54348119. .Downloaded on 12 December 2018


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