Scinax catharinae
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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in southern Brazil in the eastern portions of Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande de Sul states, 0-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Occurs in secondary and old growth forest habitats at slowly flowing streams or ponds with clear water. The males call at night on low vegetation next to water. The egg clutch is stuck to aquatic vegetation.


It is common and stable where suitable habitats survive.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss due to deforestation and water pollution is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

Many of the subspecies cited by B. Lutz (1973) and by Duellman (1976) are recognizable as distinct species.


Débora Silvano, Paulo Garcia, Magno Vicente Segalla 2004. Scinax catharinae. In: IUCN 2014


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