Gastrotheca ernestoi can be found in the Serra dos Órgãos, but extends to the Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira, in the southern part of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Caramaschi and Rodrigues, 2007).
Habitat and Ecology
Gastrotheca ernestoi is an inhabitant of the Atlantic rain forest. It occurs in sympatry with Gastrotheca albolineata and Gastrotheca fulvorufa at Serra dos Órgãos (Caramaschi and Rodrigues, 2007).
No population status is available for this species.
No major threats are currently known for this species.
The species occurs within Itatiaia National Park.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been revalidated, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Gastrotheca ernestoi was revalidated by Caramaschi and Rodrigues (2007) based on morphological features.
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Gastrotheca ernestoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136175A4255244. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136175A4255244.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018