Oreophrynella vasquezi
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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although there are no current major threats, the restricted range of this species makes it more vulnerable to threatening processes, such as wildfire.

Conservation Actions

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

Vulnerable (VU)


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. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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