Vitreorana castroviejoi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Centrolenidae

Scientific Name: Vitreorana castroviejoi (Señaris and Ayarzaguena, 1996)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Ranita De Cristal De Castroviejo
Cochranella castroviejoi (Señaris and Ayarzaguena, 1996)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Enrique La Marca, Abraham Mijares, Celsa Señaris, Jesús Manzanilla
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Cerro El Humo and from a few kilometres north of Macuro, on the Península de Paria, in the eastern portion, in Venezuela. It has been recorded at altitudes of between 580 and 800m asl. It is known from only five localities, but it might occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:It is common in the rainy season.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on vegetation overhanging and adjacent to cascading mountain streams, in cloud forests. The eggs are laid on the upper side of the leaves, and when hatched the larvae fall into the streams, where they develop.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species’ habitat are agricultural development, selective logging and infrastructure development for tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes Parque Nacional Península de Paria.

Citation: Enrique La Marca, Abraham Mijares, Celsa Señaris, Jesús Manzanilla. 2004. Vitreorana castroviejoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54951A11231480. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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