This species occurs in northeastern Brazil from the State of Bahia, north to the State of Paraiba. It ranges up to 960m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a very adaptable species that lives in lowland forest, forest edge, open habitats and rocky areas, often in bromeliads, on shrubs or in swamps. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
It is a very common species.
Apart from bromeliad collecting, this species probably faces almost no threats.
It occurs in several protected areas.
This could be a complex of more than one species (C. Arzabe pers. comm.).
Cristina Arzabe, Flora Junca 2004. Scinax auratus. In: IUCN 2014