Hyalinobatrachium fragile (Rivero, 1985)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae > Genus: Hyalinobatrachium > Species: Hyalinobatrachium fragile

Centrolenella fragilis Rivero, 1985, Brenesia, 23: 338. Holotype: UPRM 5938, by original designation. Type locality: "Mundo Nuevo, entre Manrique y La Sierra, 396 m, Edp Cojedes, Venezuela".

Hyalinobatrachium fragilisRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 24.

Hyalinobatrachium fragileMyers and Donnelly, 1997, Am. Mus. Novit., 3213: 16.

English Names

Fragile Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 47).


Cordillera de la Costa, including La Sierra in Cojedas state, and Sierra de Aroa in Yaracuy state, Venezuela, 100-700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 183-188, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species.See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 219. Wen, Vazquez, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2012, Zootaxa, 3480: 80-87, reported on the advertisement call. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 24–25, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature. 

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