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Oreophrynella cryptica
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
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 type locality: "Sector este, cima del Auyan-tepui, Estado Bolívar", in Venezuela (05° 53' 36"N; 62° 29' 12"W), at 1,750m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an inhabitant of high montane tepui habitat. Its breeding habitat is unknown, but it is presumed to breed by direct development.

Population

It is a rare species.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

Although there are no current major threats, its restricted range makes it more susceptible to threatening processes, such as wildfire and disturbance of the habitat by tourists.

Conservation Actions

The species' range is within Parque Nacional Canaima. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it is restricted to a single location.

Citation

Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Oreophrynella cryptica. In: IUCN 2014

 

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