This species occurs in Amazonas State in southern Venezuela and in Bajo Río Iuirida in adjacent eastern Colombia. Its presence in adjacent Brazil, in similar suitable habitats, is expected. It is a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal, nocturnal species living in flooded "varzea" forest. It has been found in both primary and secondary forest, but since most of its habitat is still in good condition, it is not known whether or not it can survive in degraded habitats. It is an explosive breeder, breeding in water in inundated areas.
It is a common species.
Local population might be impacted by mining, but overall it is not seriously threatened.
It occurs in some protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Enrique La Marca, Fernando Castro 2004. Aparasphenodon venezolanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55299A11277365. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55299A11277365.en