This species is known only from around 2,450m asl on the summit of Cerro Marahuaca, central Amazonas State, Venezuela. It is likely to be confined to the summit of this tepui.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from tepui shrubland. Individuals were found in the mossy bases of Heliamphora sarraceniaceae plants. Breeding is presumed to be by direct development.
The species appears to be common or abundant within its small range.
There are no known threats at present. However, given its small range, it is most likely susceptible to stochastic threatening processes.
The only known locality for this species is within the Parque Nacional Duida-Marahuaca. It is in need of close population monitoring given that it has such a restricted distribution.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable since it is believed to have an extent of occurrence of less than 20 km2, essentially at one location.
César Luis Barrio Amorós, Oswaldo Fuentes-Ramos 2006. Pristimantis marahuaka. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61813A12561243. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61813A12561243.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019