Aparasphenodon venezolanus
Venezuela Casque-headed Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Local population might be impacted by mining, but overall it is not seriously threatened.

Conservation Actions

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. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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