Otophryne steyermarki
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Otophryninae

© 2006 Dr. Stefan Gorzula (1 of 2)
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 occurs on Chimantá tepui, Jaua tepui and Mount Roraima in Bolívar state, southeastern Venezuela, and Mount Ayanganna in western Guyana. It occurs at 1,500-2,151m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a diurnal toad living at the borders of slow-flowing streams in high montane tepui habitats. It calls from holes in leaf-litter or from between trunks or in crevices between rocks near montane streams. The tadpoles live in the substrate at the bottom of small ponds adjacent to flowing waters (the spiracle protrudes from the substrate enabling respiration).


It is a relatively common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Tourism could be a threat in Mount Roraima, but otherwise there are no significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Canaima National Park (Venezuela). Taxonomic research is needed to resolve the identity of specimens from Jaua-Sarisariñama.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its probable wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This taxon was long considered a subspecies of Otophryne robusta, until the taxonomic treatment by Campbell and Clarke (1998).


Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Otophryne steyermarki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57939A11706228. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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