This species is known from southeastern Brazil in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It occurs up to 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives and breeds in bromeliads inside primary and secondary forest and littoral shrub vegetation (Restinga). It has not been recorded outside forests.
It is a common species.
Habitat loss due to clear-cutting of forests, agricultural encroachment and infrastructure development is a threat to this species
The range of the species includes several protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and ecological requirements is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Peixoto (1988) noted that this name covers a complex of species.
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2010. Scinax perpusillus. In: IUCN 2014