Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela
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IUCN (Red List) status: Data Deficient (DD).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known only from the type locality "below Páramo El Molino, via Canaguá, on the Sierra Nevada [Sierra Nevada de Mérida], 2420m [asl], Distrito Arzobispo Chacón, Municipio Libertad, Estado Mérida, Venezuela". It occurs at an altitude of 2,350-2,700m asl. The exact limits of its distribution are not known.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of cloud forests. The eggs are laid on land and the male protects the eggs. When hatched he carries the larvae on his back to streams where they develop further.
The population status of this species is not known.
Agriculture, involving both crops and livestock, as well as logging, are major threats to this species' habitat. Introduced trout are also a threat.
This species is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2004. Aromobates capurinensis. In: IUCN 2012