This species is known from the type locality in Amazonas, Brazil, and from Caparú (department of Vaupés) and Puré (department of Amazonas), in Colombia. It occurs between 100-200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found around temporary waterbodies in primary forest. Eggs and tadpoles are in the water. It has not been recorded from disturbed areas.
In Colombia it is known as a common species, but there is no information available on the population status in Brazil.
Shifting agriculture is the only potential threat to the species, although this is most likely a localized threat and not a major threat to the species overall.
In Colombia the known locality in Puré is in Puré National Park. In Brazil the type locality is within an indigenous reserve. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and population status, in particular in Brazil, is needed.
Fernando Castro, Jose Vicente Rueda, Wilmar Bolívar, Ruth Amanda Estupinan, Marinus Hoogmoed, Claude Gascon 2004. Scinax lindsayi. In: IUCN 2014