Nesorohyla kanaima
family: Hylidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guyana


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Mount Kanaima, Mount Roraima and Mount Ayanganna, west-central Guyana. It has been recorded between 800-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits upland forest, and it has been observed along streams, and away from streams. There is no available information about breeding habits, though reproduction is likely to take place in streams.


It can be a locally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats and the species known localities are in undisturbed, remote areas.

Conservation Actions

Its range does not include any protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements, and population status is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and does not appear to be in decline.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Myersiohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Philippe Gaucher 2004. Myersiohyla kanaima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55524A11325400. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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