This species is known from Tepuis Kukenan and Yuruaní, in Bolívar State, Venezuela, at 2,300-2,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a diurnal frog that can be found on rocks in montane tepui environments. It is a communally breeding species, with breeding taking place by direct development in galleries within peat bogs.
It is a common species.
Although there are no current major threats, its restricted range makes it more susceptible to threatening processes such as wildfire.
It is recorded from Yuruaní National Monument. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given that it is restricted to a single location.
Enrique La Marca, Celsa Señaris 2004. Oreophrynella nigra. In: IUCN 2014