This species is known from Mount Roraima, in Bolívar State, eastern Venezuela, close to the border with Guayana Esequiba, at altitudes between 1,800 and 1,950m asl. It potentially has a wider range since it is found on the mountain slopes as well.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on rocks covered by mosses and on moist soils, in areas with very low light intensity and abundant decaying vegetation in humid lower montane forest. Its breeding habits are unknown, although it probably lays eggs on the forest floor and the adults then carry the larvae to streams where they develop further, as with other species of the genus.
The population status of this species is not known, although it is possibly rare.
The major threats to this species are avalanches and the disturbance of its habitat by tourists.
It is found within Parque Nacional Canaima, in which Mount Roraima is one of the protected tepuis.
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.
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Anomaloglossus praderioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55134A11258885. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55134A11258885.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018