This species is known only from a few localities in the states of São Paulo south to Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; northeastern Misiones Province in Argentina; and a few localities in southern Oriental Region of Paraguay. Its altitudinal range is from 0-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in forest and forest edges. It reproduces in temporary and permanent pools (including artificial pools and water-filled tire tracks on dirt roads). It occurs in secondary forest.
It is locally abundant in Brazil and Argentina but is rare in Paraguay.
Clear-cutting for wood extraction and pine plantations is a major threat.
It occurs in several protected areas in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Argentina.
Lucy Aquino, Axel Kwet, Magno Vicente Segalla, Vanessa Verdade, Julian Faivovich, Diego Baldo 2004. Scinax perereca. In: IUCN 2014