Mannophryne neblina (Test, 1956)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea > Family: Aromobatidae > Subfamily: Aromobatinae > Genus: Mannophryne > Species: Mannophryne neblina

Prostherapis neblina Test, 1956, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 577: 2. Holotype: UMMZ 113001, by original designation. Type locality: "Portachuelo Pass [900-1100 m], Rancho Grande, Estado Aragua, Venezuela".

Colostethus neblinaEdwards, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 148.

Mannophryne neblinaLa Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9: 32. La Marca, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 4: 29.

English Names

Aragua Poison Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 50).


Known definitively only from the vicinity of the type locality (Portachuelo Pass, Rancho Grande, Aragua,Venezuela) at 900-1100 m elevation, although also reported from Macizo de Nirgua, Yaracuy state, Venezuela. See comment

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See account by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 161-162. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 233. Sánchez, 2013, Zootaxa, 3637: 569–591, provided information on larval morphology. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 46, for comments on range (particularly with reference to the Yaracuy record), and literature.

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