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Scinax x-signatus

Subgenus: ruber
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in Arauca, Meta and North Santander, Colombia, and in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and eastern, southern and southeastern Brazil. In Venezuela, it occurs in Falcón State (Mijares and Arends, 1999) and northeastern Venezuelan Caribbean coast, including Margarita Island. It occurs from sea level up to 900m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits tropical savannahs, forest edge and open areas. It is very adaptable to human disturbance. Males have been observed calling from Heliconia leaves about 1.5m above the ground and 2m from the edge of a forest pond, or from other vegetation above temporary ponds, or tussock of grasses in the pond. In Bolívar state, males concentrate in low bushes around lagoons during the rainy season. It breeds in standing water (permanent and seasonal). The eggs and tadpoles are in the water.

Population

It is a very common species. It is abundant around temporary waterbodies in the rainy season.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

There are no major threats to this widespread species.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas are present within the range of the species.

Taxonomic Notes

This is most likely a species complex.

Citation

Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ulisses Caramaschi, Abraham Mijares 2010. Scinax x-signatus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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