This species has been reported from Bolívar state, Venezuela, from Auyan-tepui, Abacapa-tepui, Acopán-tepui, Amurí-tepui, Apacara-tepui and Chimantá-tepui. It is a summit species and occurs from 1,630-2,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
During the day, the species is found within Brocchinia (terrestrial bromeliads), where it hides inside the contained water if disturbed. It breeds at night in shallow temporary pools in peat bogs or between the adjacent rocky areas. It lays its eggs in little pools or in swampy areas.
It is the most common frog on Auyan-tepui (Myers 1997). It is very common within its range.
Wildfire and the disturbance of the species' habitat by tourists are the only known threats. In general this species is probably not at significant risk.
Some populations of this species are within Canaima National Park.
Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca 2004. Tepuihyla edelcae. In: IUCN 2014