Metaphryniscus sosai
family: Bufonidae
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 only from the type locality, on top of Cerro Marahuaca, in Amazonas state (03° 40'N; 65° 27'W), at 2,600m asl, in Venezuela.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits high montane tepui habitat. It breeds by direct development, perhaps with internal fertilization.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no current major threats, but its restricted range makes it susceptible to threatening processes such as wildfire.

Conservation Actions

There is a population within Parque Nacional Duida-Marahuaca. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species, particularly since it is restricted to a single location.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.


Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Metaphryniscus sosai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54834A11213064. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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