This species is known from the coastal regions of the Atlantic forest of Rio de Janeiro State, and from Ilha Grande, in Brazil, up to 600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs inside primary and old secondary forest near slow-moving streams, and spawns in slow reaches of small brooks. It has not been recorded from disturbed areas.
It is a very common species.
The major threats that it faces are habitat loss due to deforestation arising from agricultural encroachment, infrastructure development and fire.
Its range includes several protected areas.
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Scinax trapicheiroi. In: IUCN 2014