Scinax staufferi
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species' geographic range is the Caribbean versant of Mexico, from central Tamaulipas, southward along the Atlantic coast to the Yucatan peninsula to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In the Pacific, it is found from Guerrero, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, southward to northwestern Costa Rica (0-1,530m asl). It also occurs on the Corn Islands, Nicaragua.

Habitat and Ecology

This species seems to prefer disturbed or altered habitats at foothills and low elevations in secondary forests and pasture grasslands or cutover forests. It is also found in disturbed areas in the savannahs and in marshy areas outside or adjacent to forest, including temporarily open areas. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.


It is abundant throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are needed.


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Federico Bolaños, Javier Sunyer 2010. Scinax staufferi. In: IUCN 2014


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