Pristimantis cantitans
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 from the summits of Cerro Yaví, at 2,150m asl, and Cerro Yutajé, at 1,700-1,750m asl, in Amazonas State, Venezuela. It might occur more widely, but this requires confirmation.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a nocturnal species found in wet, mossy forests. Males call frequently, both during the day and night, from concealed sites in caves and from beneath thick moss mats growing over sandstone. At Cerro Yaví, all the specimens were collected at night in the forest, except for the holotype, which was collected while calling from underneath a moss mat on sandstone. This species breeds by direct development.


The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Its range is within Monumento Natural Los Tepuyes.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Jesús Manzanilla, Enrique La Marca 2004. Pristimantis cantitans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56490A11473899. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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