Hyalinobatrachium fragile
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 from several localities in the Cordillera de la Costa, including La Sierra in Cojedes State, and Sierra de Aroa in Yaracuy State, in Venezuela. It has been recorded from 100-700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits montane forest environments, where it occurs along streams. It lays its eggs on the under side of leaves overhanging streams, and when hatched the larvae fall into the stream below where they develop further.


It is probably an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to agriculture (both crops and livestock), as well as logging. Avalanches are a potential threat along the coast, especially during heavy rainfall periods.

Conservation Actions

It is present in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Henri Pittier and Rancho Grande.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Venezuelan coastal range.

Taxonomic Notes

In the past, some specimens of this species were considered to be Hyalinobatrachium fleishmanni.


Enrique La Marca, Celsa SeƱaris 2004. Hyalinobatrachium fragile. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55015A11239077. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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