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Scinax boesemani
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Source credit:
Guia de Sapos da Reserva Adolpho Ducke, Amazonia Central by Lima et al. 2005


INPA (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia)
PPBio (Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade)
PELD (Pesquisas Ecológicas de Longa Duração)

Description
Males 28-31 mm, females 32 mm. The dorsum is dark brown with many light brown or white spots, that may be orange during the day. A dark line extends from the nostrils to the posterior region of the tympanum. The belly is white, and the throat region is cream to yellowish.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela

 

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Common close to large streams in open areas and near the edge of the Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke in Brazil.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The species is arboreal and nocturnal. Males call from leaf-litter or shrubs near ponds. Reproduction occurs in the rainy season (November to May). Clutches containing about 600 eggs deposited in the water. Tadpoles are freeswimming and complete development in ponds.

Comments
Similar species: Scinax ruber can be distinguished by the yellow or orange spots on a black background on its thighs; and the lack of a dark line from nostril to the posterior region of tympanum. Male S. ruber are yellow when calling.



Written by Albertina P. Lima, William E. Magnusson, Marcelo Menin, Luciana K. Erdtmann, Domingos J. Rodrigues, Claudia Keller, Walter Hödl (bill AT inpa.gov.br), Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
First submitted 2007-11-27
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2007-11-28)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Scinax boesemani <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/1093> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 17, 2017.



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