This species is known from Maricá to Cabo Frio, in the littoral region of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It occurs up to 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in littoral forest (Restinga) in bromeliads in rocky outcrops where it also breeds. It has not been recorded from disturbed habitats.
It is a locally common species.
Deforestation and the collection of bromeliads from the forest, as well as infrastructure development are major threats to the species.
Its range includes Parque Estadual da Serra da Tirrica. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva 2004. Scinax littoreus. In: IUCN 2014