This species was found at 1,250m asl near the north dome of the summit of Cerro Autana (Wahari Kuaway), an isolated tepui 85km south of Puerto Ayacucho in Atures Municipality, north-west Amazonas State, Venezuela. It might also occur on the nearby Cuao-Sipapo massif (Serranía de Paraque), of which Cerro Autana seems to be a remnant.
Habitat and Ecology
The summit of Cerro Autana is predominantly an open swamp with submesothermic herbaceous vegetation, dominated by Brocchinia hechtioides and Kunhardtia rhodantha (Steyermark 1974). On the northern part of the summit, there is a central dome that rises 55m above the swampy grassland. Around this, and along crevices that channel water towards the northern and southern cliffs, is a humid dwarf forest of Clusia and many epiphytes. The single known Stefania breweri specimen to date was found in the rolled leaves of a Brocchinia plant here. This frog species is presumed to breed by direct development.
It is known only from a single specimen.
There is no information currently available on direct threats to this species, but its habitat is very unlikely to be at risk.
No information is currently available.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Simon Stuart 2006. Stefania breweri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61834A12565607. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61834A12565607.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018