Mannophryne lamarcai
family: Dendrobatidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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

This species is restricted to the Cerro Socopó in the municipality of Mauroa, in the state of Falcón, Venezuela, at 600-1,250m asl. It might occur more widely than is currently known.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a diurnal species that has been found living among grasses in a small marsh along an unpaved road, and in calm parts of a small stream. Males have been observed calling from river margins. The larvae are presumably carried on the backs of the males to streams where they develop further, as with other members of the genus.


It is a rare species that is probably declining rapidly because of habitat loss. It was last collected in 2004.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The area around the site of its description was formerly cloud forest, but the forest was cleared to establish pasturelands for cattle farming. Climate change, acid rain, and pollution are also threats. It is potentially at risk from chytridiomycosis.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas, and its remaining habitat is in urgent need of protection. This species requires close monitoring, particularly given the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.

Taxonomic Notes

This frog was tentativelly assigned to Mannophryne herminae, but its taxonomic status needs further research (La Marca 1999).


Abraham Mijares, Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla 2004. Mannophryne lamarcai. In: IUCN 2014


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