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Scinax similis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylidae

Scientific Name: Scinax similis (Cochran, 1952)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-10-20
Assessor(s): Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ana Maria Telles
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the coastal region of Caraguatatuba, in São Paulo State, to Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil. It occurs up to 1,100m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Brazil
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1100
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in open areas such as savannahs, as well as in artificial habitats. It breeds in temporary pools from the rain, as well as in swamps. It is also found inside houses in rural areas, and in most artificial open areas.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat disturbance and the creation of open areas favour this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas. No conservation measures are currently needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.

Citation: Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Ana Maria Telles. 2010. Scinax similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55995A11395943. . Downloaded on 15 August 2018.
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