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Gastrotheca pulchra
family: Hemiphractidae
 
Species Description: Caramaschi U, Rodrigues MT 2007 Taxonomic status of the species of Gastrotheca Fitzinger 1847 (Amphibia, Anura, Amphignathodontidae) of the Atlantic rainforest of eastern Brazil, with description of a new species. Boletim do Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro 52:1-19

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Gastrotheca pulchra is known from several localities in southern Bahia [Pau Brasil Biological Reserve (CEPLAC), vicinity of Porto Seguro (16 22’ S, 39 10’ W, 30 masl); RPPN Estação Veracruz, Porto Seguro (16 27’S, 39 04’W); RPPN Salto Apepiqui, Ilhéus (14 47’S, 39 03’W); Fazenda Alto São Roque (13 51’S, 39 40’W), Itamari; Fazenda São José, Mascote (15 34’S, 39 18’W); all in the state of Bahia], Brazil.

Habitat and Ecology

Gastrotheca pulchra is known to occupy primary tropical forest characterized by tree heights reaching approximately 30m, several of them with DAB > 80cm. The area also has a high diversity of bromeliads and ferns. Clumps of large bromeliads are abundant and attached to the trunks of large trees (Caramaschi and Rodrigues, 2007).

The holotype is an adult female with ten developing eggs in the dorsal pouch, and was found sitting on a moderately sized leaf, approximately 1m above ground (Caramaschi and Rodrigues, 2007).

Population

No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

The species is known to occur within a 1180 ha Biological Reserve (Pau Brasil) and in several private reserves in southern Bahia.

Taxonomic Notes

Gastrotheca pulchra can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological characters (Caramaschi and Rodrigues, 2007).

Citation

Ariadne Angulo 2008. Gastrotheca pulchra. In: IUCN 2014

 

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