This species is known from the summit of Cerro Yaví, at 2,150m asl, and Cerro Yutajé, at 1,700m asl, in Amazonas State, Venezuela. Its distribution is not very well known, and it might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is nocturnal, and has been found on low vegetation in wet, mossy forests and in bromeliads (such as Brocchinia species) in Cerro Yutajé. It has been found on low vegetation in cooler forest and on a more open, windy site, perched on a dry leaf, at the summit of Cerro Yaví. Some specimens have also been found under slabs of rock. This species breeds by direct development.
It is reported to be the most common Eleutherodactylus species on Cerro Yaví (Myers and Donnelly 1996), and is in general a common species.
Threats to this species are unknown.
Its range includes Monumento Natural Los Tepuyes.
Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Pristimantis yaviensis. In: IUCN 2014