Anomaloglossus tepuyensis
family: Dendrobatidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species was until recently only known from a single locality in Bolívar State, Venezuela, at the foot of the Auyan tepui, at 1,650m asl, on a trail from Danto and Pinon. A second specimen was recently discovered by the Cucurital River. The exact distributional limits of this species are not yet known.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in tropical rainforest, and males call in the margins of small streams in the forest or near waterfalls in the spray-zone. This species lays its eggs on land, and the larvae are then carried to water by the adults, where they develop further.


It is common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

Its type locality is protected within Parque Nacional Canaima.

Taxonomic Notes

According to Myers and Donnelly (2001), this species was treated as Colostethus sp. in Grant et al. (1997).


Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Anomaloglossus tepuyensis. In: IUCN 2014


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