Oreophrynella weiassipuensis
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Senaris,Do Nascimento & Villareal,2005 Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (Sao Paulo)45(6): 61-67
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: Brazil, Guyana


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from one specimen collected at 2,280m asl on Wei-Assipu tepui, Sima de los Guácharos, on the Guyana-Brazil border.

Habitat and Ecology

It was found on moss in a wet forest at the bottom of a large chasm. This species is presumed to breed by direct development.


There is no information available on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species, as a result of its remote location.

Conservation Actions

On the Brazilian side, the tepui it was found on is protected within Parque Nacional de Monte Roraima.

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. Oreophrynella weiassipuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61760A12537590. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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