Gastrotheca ernestoi
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)
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 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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018


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