Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi
family: Centrolenidae
subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae
Species Description: Castroviejo-Fisher, Ayarzagauena & Vila,2007 A new species of Hyalinobatrachium (Centrolenidae: Anura) from Serrania de Perijia Venezuelaa�Zootaxa 1441: 51-62

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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: Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi is known from a stream near Tokuko (09 50’ 30.6’’ N, 72 49’ 13.6’’ W; 301 masl), state of Zulia, Venezuela (Castroviejo-Fisher, Ayarzagüena, and Vilà, 2007). This locality is in the Venezuelan Cordillera de Perijá, in the Northern border between Colombia and Venezuela (Castroviejo-Fisher et al., 2007). Although the species is currently known from only one locality, it is very likely that it may have a wider distribution, and that it may occur throughout the humid foothills of the Sierra de Perijá (S. Castroviejo-Fisher, pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The type locality of this species is part of the submontane rainforest. Individuals have been found during sunset and night along a stream used to provide water to the Tocuco village. Frogs sit on leaves (1–3 m above water) along a stream and males are known to call in the month of July. Males guard their egg clutches, which are composed of ca 35-40 eggs. Rana palmipes and juveniles of Rhaebo haematiticus were found syntopically with Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi (Castroviejo-Fisher et al., 2007). The species does not require of a permanent source of water (S. Castroviejo-Fisher, pers. comm. 2008).


This is considered to be a common species (S. Castroviejo-Fisher, pers. comm. 2008).

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are currently known for this species. However, part of its potential distribution would be within the boundaries of a national park (S. Castroviejo-Fisher, pers. comm. 2008).

Taxonomic Notes

In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group according to the original publication. Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi can be differentiated from all other congeners by a combination of morphological characters, colour patterns and advertisement call features (Castroviejo-Fisher et al., 2007).


Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher 2008. Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi. In: IUCN 2014


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