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Stefania schuberti
family: Hemiphractidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
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 is endemic to the summit of Auyan-tepui, in Bolívar state, Venezuela, at elevations ranging from 1,750-2,400m asl. It probably has a genuinely restricted distribution.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a nocturnal frog that has been found hidden amongst rocks in cascading mountain streams, and about 1m above the ground on branches of tepui vegetation along watercourses. By day, specimens hide below rocks by the rivers, or in vegetation close to these watercourses. Adults carry the eggs and juveniles on their back where they develop directly.

Population

It is a common species within its restricted range.

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

There are no major threats to the species, but it might be susceptible to wildfire and habitat disturbance by tourists.

Conservation Actions

Its range is within Parque Nacional Canaima. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its restriction to Auyan-tepui.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Taxonomic Notes

This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Citation

Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Stefania schuberti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56037A11415659. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56037A11415659.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018

 

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