This species is known from a few localities in the Sierra de la Culata and the Sierra Nevada de Mérida, in the central part of the Venezuelan Andes, in Mérida State, between 1,800 and 2,400m asl. Its distribution is not well known, and it might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found along cascading mountain streams in montane cloud forests. Eggs are laid on leaves overhanging streams. The males care for the eggs, and then when they hatch, the larvae fall into the water below where they continue their development.
It is not a common species.
The threats to this species are unknown, although in several parts of its range human activities such as agricultural development might have affected some populations.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Sierra de La Culata and Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada.
Hyalinobatrachium loreocarinatum (Rivero 1985), H. ostracodermoides (Rivero 1985), and H. pleurolineatum (Rivero 1985), were synonymized with this species by Señaris 2001.
Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2004. Hyalinobatrachium duranti. In: IUCN 2014