Anomaloglossus kaiei is known from Kaieteur National Park and the Pakaraima Mountains, Guyana, where it is known to occur in primary and disturbed forest (Kok et al., 2006). The species can also be found along the Guyana-Brazil border and is also possibly present in Brazil. It occurs between 150-900 m elevation (P. Kok, pers. comm. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
The species has been found mainly in primary and disturbed forest, with one individual found at the edge of the savannah. Anomaloglossus kaiei is a terrestrial, diurnal species, which is not closely associated with bodies of water. Males call from their territories, and females exhibit parental care (Kok et al., 2006).
The species is considered to be locally abundant (Kok et al., 2006).
Mining activities within the boundaries of Kaieteur National Park constitute a threat to the Park's forest ecosystem (Kok et al., 2006).
The species occurs within Kaieteur National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Anomaloglossus kaiei can be differentiated from other similar species by a combination of morphological features, tadpole morphology, advertisement call and ecological traits (Kok et al., 2006).
Philippe Kok 2008. Anomaloglossus kaiei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135874A4214297. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135874A4214297.en