This species occurs in the mountains of the Venezuelan coastal range, from 30-1,610m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is diurnal, and lives on the ground and along streams in semi-deciduous forest. Adults carry larvae on their backs to streams, where metamorphosis is completed.
It is very common.
Fires are a major threat, as are agricultural encroachment and human settlement, although it appears not to be significantly threatened by pollution from domestic wastewater. Chytridiomycosis might be a potential future threat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Henri Pittier (Rancho Grande) and Parque Nacional San Esteban where it is a common species. Further work is required to resolve the taxonomy of this species. This species should be monitored carefully, given the potential future threat of chytridiomycosis.
This form is a complex of more than one species.
Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Mannophryne herminae. In: IUCN 2014