This species is restricted to the type locality: "Sector este, cima del Auyan-tepui, Estado Bolívar", in Venezuela (05° 53' 36"N; 62° 29' 12"W), at 1,750m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of high montane tepui habitat. Its breeding habitat is unknown, but it is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is a rare species.
Although there are no current major threats, its restricted range makes it more susceptible to threatening processes, such as wildfire and disturbance of the habitat by tourists.
The species' range is within Parque Nacional Canaima. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it is restricted to a single location.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Oreophrynella cryptica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54849A11215493. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54849A11215493.en