IUCN threat status:

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Scinax ruber

Scinax ruber is a species of frog of the Scinax genus in the Hylidae family. It is known in English as the red-snouted treefrog. This widespread species is probably a complex of more than one species.[1][2]


S. ruber is widespread from sea level to around 2,600 metres throughout the Amazon Basin and the Guiana Shield in South America (in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela). It is also found in central Panama and the eastern lowlands of Darien Province in Panama, as well as in Trinidad and Tobago.[1][2] It is an introduced species on Martinique, Puerto Rico and Saint Lucia, and is classed by the IUCN as a species of "least concern".[1] It is considered an invasive species on Martinique, threatening native frogs.[3]


S. ruber is a common species that is abundant in temporary waterbodies during the rainy season, and occupies a wide range of habitats, from open environments to moist forests, as well as gardens and parks.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Solís, F. et al. (2010). "Scinax ruber". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Scinax ruber (Laurenti, 1768)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Scinax ruber". Global Invasive Species Database. Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 


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