This species has been reported from Bolívar state, Venezuela, from Auyan-tepui, Abacapa-tepui, Acopán-tepui, Amurí-tepui, Apacara-tepui and Chimantá-tepui. It is a summit species and occurs from 1,630-2,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
During the day, the species is found within Brocchinia (terrestrial bromeliads), where it hides inside the contained water if disturbed. It breeds at night in shallow temporary pools in peat bogs or between the adjacent rocky areas. It lays its eggs in little pools or in swampy areas.
It is the most common frog on Auyan-tepui (Myers 1997). It is very common within its range.
Wildfire and the disturbance of the species' habitat by tourists are the only known threats. In general this species is probably not at significant risk.
Some populations of this species are within Canaima National Park.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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