This species is known from the type locality, "Hato Arriba, Distrito Morán, Sierra de Barbacoas" (Yústiz 1991), at 1,800m asl in Lara State, Venezuela, and from a few other localities in the vicinity of the type locality.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits moist tropical montane forest. The eggs are laid on land and the male protects the eggs. When the eggs hatch, the male carries the larvae on his back to water where they develop further.
The population status of this species is not known. In May 2002, many specimens were found at the type locality and other additional localities.
This species is threatened by the intensification of agricultural activities within its range.
Its taxonomic status requires further research.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Mannophryne larandina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55246A11280172. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55246A11280172.en