Overview

Distribution

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.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

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
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Vitreorana castroviejoi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

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)

Contributor/s

Justification
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.
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Population

Population
It is common in the rainy season.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threats to this species’ habitat are agricultural development, selective logging and infrastructure development for tourism.
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Cochranella castroviejoi

Vitreorana castroviejoi is a species of frog in the Centrolenidae family. It is locally known as ranita de cristal de Castroviejo ("Castroviejo glass-frog"). It is endemic to Paria Peninsula, Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. Its conservation status is unclear.

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