Oreophrynella cryptica
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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

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

Vulnerable (VU)


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. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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