This species is restricted to the type locality, Cerro El Sol, to the north-east of the Auyán-tepui (0.6km² at 06° 06'N; 62° 32'W), in Bolívar state, Venezuela, at an elevation of 1,700m asl. The summit of Cerro El Sol covers less than 10 hectares (S. Gorzula, pers. comm. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
It is a diurnal toad that is found in thick herbaceous vegetation on peat bogs of high montane tepui environments. It breeds by direct development.
It is a very rare species. It was collected in 1987 (S. Gorzula, pers. comm. 2008).
Although there are no current major threats, its restricted range makes it more susceptible to threatening processes such as wildfires. The herbaceous vegetation on Cerro El Sol is fire-prone during the dry season (S. Gorzula, pers. comm. 2008).
The type locality of this species is within Parque Nacional Canaima. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it is restricted to a single location.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris, Stefan Gorzula 2010. Oreophrynella huberi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T54850A11215867. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T54850A11215867.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018