Osteocephalus oophagus
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from French Guiana, central Guyana, from Manaus, Amazonas state, east and north of Pará state, Brazil, and then into the department of Guainia, Colombia. It has been recorded up to 100m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits lowland tropical rainforest. It lays its eggs in bromeliads, where the larvae also develop. It has oophagous tadpoles.


It is not numerous, but it is a common species. In the Mabura Hill Forest Reserve in Guyana, however, it is the most commonly encountered anuran species (Ernst et al., 2005).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known significant threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas occur within the range of this species.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Claudia Azevedo-Ramos 2010. Osteocephalus oophagus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T29408A9494935. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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