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Vitreorana antisthenesi
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the northern versants of the Venezuelan Coastal Range, in the central region, and from the Cerro Azul, in Cojedes State, in the Serranía del interior. It has an altitudinal range between 220 and 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in cloud forests and gallery forests. It lays its eggs on either side of leaves overhanging streams, and when hatched the larvae fall into the stream below where they develop further.

Population

The current population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Threats to this species are unknown, but the main threat is likely to be habitat loss due to smallholder farming activities, logging, burning, and human settlements. The Venezuelan Coastal Range is a highly modified habitat.

Conservation Actions

Some populations are within the Parque Nacional Henri Pittier and Rancho Grande in Aragua State. Further survey work is needed to determine the population status of this species.

Taxonomic Notes

Recently transferred from Hyalinobatrachium to Cochranella by Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid (2007).

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla, Celsa Señaris 2004. Vitreorana antisthenesi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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