Vitreorana castroviejoi
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Centroleninae

© 2004 César L. Barrio Amoros (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Cerro El Humo and from a few kilometres north of Macuro, on the Península de Paria, in the eastern portion, in Venezuela. It has been recorded at altitudes of between 580 and 800m asl. It is known from only five localities, but it might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs on vegetation overhanging and adjacent to cascading mountain streams, in cloud forests. The eggs are laid on the upper side of the leaves, and when hatched the larvae fall into the streams, where they develop.


It is common in the rainy season.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species’ habitat are agricultural development, selective logging and infrastructure development for tourism.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional Península de Paria.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Enrique La Marca, Abraham Mijares, Celsa Señaris, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Vitreorana castroviejoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54951A11231480. .Downloaded on 15 November 2018


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