Otophryne robusta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Otophryne robusta Boulenger In Lankester, 1900
Common Name(s):
Spanish Sapito Robusto
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its probable wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Venezuela (Gran Sabana in Bolívar state), and adjacent Guyana (in the region of Mount Roraima) from 700-1,400m asl. It might occur more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Guyana; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:It is common within its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a diurnal species that lives in tropical rainforest, usually adjacent to streams. Tadpoles have been found in La Escalera region amidst leaves in a slowly flowing, tannin-coloured stream on sandy substrate (Duellman 1997). It also uses streams with rocky streambeds. Males call from between rotten trunks, holes, mats of roots and from under rocks, usually near swampy areas. The tadpoles burrow in the sandy bottom of streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It occurs in an area of limited human impact, but local populations are probably impacted by agriculture, logging and human settlement

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Canaima National Park (Venezuela).

Citation: Marinus Hoogmoed, Ross MacCulloch, Celsa Señaris, Enrique La Marca. 2004. Otophryne robusta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57938A11706095. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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