This species can be found in the Amazon Basin of southern Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (Departamentos Loreto and Madre de Dios). It is also present in Brazil from 70-90km north of Manaus. Records of this species in French Guiana might refer to a different taxon and require further investigation. It is a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found around temporary waterbodies in lowland tropical rainforest or its edge. It occurs in rainforest more commonly than in disturbed areas. Breeding takes place in open or Heliconia-choked ponds in clearings and in the forest (Duellman and Wiens, 1993). At Santa Cecilia, Ecuador, individuals were found in primary forest, secondary forest, forest edge, and banana grove habitats (Duellman, 1978). At Yasuní National Park, Ecuador, specimens have been collected in floodable forest and Terra Firme Forest (Ron, 2001). Eggs and tadpoles develop in ponds.
It is an abundant species.
No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining. There is some localized habitat loss to fire and slash-and-burn agriculture, but it is somewhat adaptable, and might not be greatly impacted by such alteration of tis habitat.
In Peru, it is known to occur in the Tambopata National Reserve and Parque Nacional Manu, and it might also occur in Gueppi and Allpahuayo Mishana Reserved Zones, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Alto Purus Reserved Zone and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción de Faunística Cuyabeno, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, and Parque Nacional Yasuní. It is presumably present in protected areas in Brazil, Colombia and French Guiana.
This species might consist of a complex of more than one species.
Ariadne Angulo, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Scinax cruentommus. In: IUCN 2014