This species is known from Serra do Mar, in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro States, Brazil. It occurs above 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs on leaves or stems of low vegetation near and away from streams or ponds in forests, secondary growth, or clearings. It breeds in natural or artificial pools, or slow flowing streams. It is also found in disturbed habitats such as pastureland and rural gardens.
It is a moderately common species.
There are no major threats to this species, as it appears to be able to persist in disturbed habitats.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and population status is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Haddad and Pombal (1987) removed this species from the synonymy of Scinax catharinae, without comment.
Dante Pavan, Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Scinax brieni. In: IUCN 2014