This species is known from the coastal region of Caraguatatuba, in São Paulo State, to Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil. It occurs up to 1,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in open areas such as savannahs, as well as in artificial habitats. It breeds in temporary pools from the rain, as well as in swamps. It is also found inside houses in rural areas, and in most artificial open areas.
This is a very common species.
Habitat disturbance and the creation of open areas favour this species.
The range of the species includes several protected areas. No conservation measures are currently needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ana Maria Telles 2010. Scinax similis. In: IUCN 2014