Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Scinax ruber (Laurenti, 1768)
Synonyms: Ololygon rubra (Laurenti, 1768), Scinax rubra (Laurenti, 1768)
Common names: rainette des maisons (French), red snouted treefrog (English)
Organism type: amphibian
Scinax ruber is an arboreal, nocturnal frog which is frequently observed in disturbed or human modified areas. It reproduces throughout the year, with a peak during the rainy season. Scinax ruber threaten indigenous amphibians in Martinique, where it was introduced.
riparian zones, urban areas, wetlands
Native range: Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela.
Known introduced range: Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia (Global Amphibian Assessment, 2007).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Tuesday, 18 March 2008