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Scinax ruber Laurenti 1768

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scinax ruber
Scinax ruber frog

Common name

Red-Snouted Treefrog, Allen's Snouted Treefrog



Species description based on Ibanez et al (1999). A medium-sized treefrog (males to 35 mm, females to 41 mm).


The dorsal surface is generally olive brown or orangey-brown. Some lighter spots or flecks may be present. The sides are cream-colored, with some dark specks.


The ventral surface is yellow.

Concealed surfaces

The rear surfaces of the thighs are yellow, with dark brown irregular markings.


The eye is bronzy, with black reticulations.

Life history

Breeding season

Scinax ruber breeds during the rainy season (Ibanez et al 1999). Males call from temporary and permanent bodies of water after large rainstorms (Ibanez et al 1999).

Ecology behavior and evolution


A series of low or sometimes higher-pitched notes (Ibanez et al 1999). Scinax ruber also produces a chuckle call (Ibanez et al 1999).

Taxonomy and systematics


  • Kingdom:Animalia
    • Phylum:Chordata


Laurenti 1768


Auletris rubra, Calamita ruber, Dendrohyas rubra, Hyla conirostris, Hyla lateristriga, Hyla lineomaculata, Hyla robersimoni,Hyla rubra, Ololygon alleni, Ololygon rubra, Phyllomedusa (Scytopsis) cryptanthus, Scinax alleni, Scinax rubra,Scytopis alleni, Scytopsis cryptanthus,Scytopsis ruber

Type locality



This form likely represents a complex of multiple species.

Habitat and distribution


From lowland to montane forest (up to 2600m).


Native to: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela Introduced in: Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia


Scinax ruber distribution
Distrubution map (IUCN)


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