Scinax alter


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Scinax alter
Species Authority: (Lutz, 1973)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Scinax catharinae, without comment, by Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva and Peixoto (1991). It was treated as a synonym of Scinax rubra by Duellman and Wiens (1993). Pombal, Haddad and Kasahara (1995), Pombal, Bastos and Haddad (1995), and S. Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva (pers. comm.) noted that there might be several species covered by the name Scinax alter.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-12
Assessor(s): Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Axel Kwet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in coastal region of Pernambuco to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Its altitudinal range is up to 1,000m asl.
Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe)
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of open areas, including grassland and pastureland. It is found on vegetation above ponds and other area of standing water. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is a very adaptable species, and is not facing any known threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Axel Kwet 2010. Scinax alter. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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