This species is restricted to the type locality, the Jaua tepui, in Bolívar State, Venezuela, at an altitude of 1,600m asl (04° 49' 55''N; 64° 25' 59''W), although the limits of its distribution are not known.
Habitat and Ecology
This species was found on rocks in a fast-flowing cascading stream, and it is known to reproduce by direct development, and to carry its eggs and juveniles on its back. It was found to be sympatric with Stefania percristata.
The population status of this species is unknown.
There are no known threats to its habitat at present.
The type locality is within Parque Nacional Jaua-Sarisariñama.
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.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Celsa Señaris, Ross MacCulloch, Enrique La Marca 2004. Stefania oculosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56030A11414440. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56030A11414440.en