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Otophryne robusta
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Otophryninae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from Venezuela (Gran Sabana in Bolívar state), and adjacent Guyana (in the region of Mount Roraima) from 700-1,400m asl. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a diurnal species that lives in tropical rainforest, usually adjacent to streams. Tadpoles have been found in La Escalera region amidst leaves in a slowly flowing, tannin-coloured stream on sandy substrate (Duellman 1997). It also uses streams with rocky streambeds. Males call from between rotten trunks, holes, mats of roots and from under rocks, usually near swampy areas. The tadpoles burrow in the sandy bottom of streams.

Population

It is common within its range.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

It occurs in an area of limited human impact, but local populations are probably impacted by agriculture, logging and human settlement

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Canaima National Park (Venezuela).

Citation

Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Otophryne robusta. In: IUCN 2014

 

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