Tepuihyla edelcae
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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

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.


Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Tepuihyla edelcae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56042A11416525. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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