This species is known only from La Gran Sabana region, in south-eastern Venezuela, where it has been recorded from 800-1,360m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been suggested that this might be a terrestrial frog that takes refuge inside bromeliads during dry periods. The same plants are inhabited by this species in marshes and shallow pools (2-6cm deep) in savannah grassland, where it calls from Cyperaceae plants. It lays its eggs in ponds where the larvae also develop.
The population status of this species is not known.
Fires are the only known threat to this species' habitat, which overall is unlikely to be subject to any major threats.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Canaima.
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.
Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Tepuihyla rodriguezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56046A11416944. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56046A11416944.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018