The species is only known from the type locality, i.e. the vicinity of San Alberto (10 32' 53" S, 75 22' 17" W, 2200 masl), Department of Pasco, Province of Oxapampa, Peru (Duellman et al., 2006).
Habitat and Ecology
Gastrotheca carinaceps is found on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in central Peru, in humid montane forest (Duellman et al., 2006).
The species is only known from two specimens.
No major threats are known for this species.
The species is found within the Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park (surface area of 122,000 ha), which contains the
Cordillera de Yanachaga that reaches an elevation of 3643 m, and descends into the valley of the Rıo Palcazu (Duellman et al., 2006).
Gastrotheca carinaceps can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (Duellman et al., 2006).
William E. Duellman 2008. Gastrotheca carinaceps. In: IUCN 2014