This species can be found in the humid lowlands and lower edges of the premontane zone from Honduras (Departamento Gracias a Dios) and Nicaragua to central Panama on the Atlantic versant and Pacific slope subhumid lowlands of northwestern Costa Rica south through the humid lowlands of southwestern Costa Rica, exclusive of western Panama on the Atlantic side from 1-700m asl (Savage, 2002; McCranie and Wilson, 2002). In Colombia it is known from Acandi, in the department of Choco around 30m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a nocturnal, arboreal species that is usually found in bushes, low trees, stumps and fallen logs near the forest floor in tropical primary and secondary rainforest, but also in secondary growth or in isolated trees and shrubs in pastures and other open areas (Savage, 2002). Breeding occurs in temporary pools after heavy rains. Eggs and tadpoles live in the water.
It is a common species.
There are no major threats to this wide-ranging, common species.
Although there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from many protected areas throughout its range.
Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Lynch, J., Castro, F. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Scinax boulengeri. In: IUCN 2014