Scarthyla vigilans
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, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs widely in northern Colombia (including in the Magdalena River basin) and in northern and western Venezuela (including around Lake Maracaibo). In both countries it is also found in the Llanos ecosystem east of the Andes, in Barinas and Apure states in Venezuela, and in Arauca and Casanare states in Colombia. It occurs below 500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a nocturnal species of low altitude open environments of lowlands, including flooded grasslands, degraded areas with low vegetation, and shallow standing water. It breeds in standing water and swamps.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species, which is not facing any known threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in some protected areas.

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 fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Enrique La Marca, Jose Vicente Rueda, Fernando Castro 2004. Scarthyla vigilans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55688A11340990. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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