Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

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.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe)
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1000
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2010: e.T55926A11394633. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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