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.
It is a common species within its restricted range.
There are no major threats to the species, but it might be susceptible to wildfire and habitat disturbance by tourists.
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
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).
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