This species is restricted to the summit of Ilú-tepui (05° 25'N; 60° 58'W), in Bolívar State, Venezuela, where it has been recorded from 2,450-2,650m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A diurnal, high-montane toad found in tepui habitats. It breeds by direct development, and lays its eggs under rocks.
The population status of this species is not known.
Although there are no current major threats, the restricted range of this species makes it more vulnerable to threatening processes, such as wildfire.
It most likely occurs within Parque Nacional Canaima. Close population monitoring of this species is required, particularly since it is known only from 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 vasquezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54854A11216296. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54854A11216296.en