Stefania percristata
family: Hemiphractidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 known only from 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). The limits of its distribution are not known, and it might also occur at lower altitudes on the slopes of Cerro Jaua, but it is probably a summit species.

Habitat and Ecology

This nocturnal species was found on branches of vegetation 0.3-1m above the ground, along streams at the top of the tepui. It reproduces by direct development, and carries its eggs and juveniles on its back.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to its habitat at present.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Celsa Señaris, Ross MacCulloch, Enrique La Marca 2004. Stefania percristata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56031A11414647. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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