This species is known only from the Venezuelan coastal mountain range, in the Federal District, and in Aragua and Yaracuy States, from 650-1,200m asl. Its range is very poorly known.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits cloud forest. Breeding is by direct development, with the eggs and hatchlings being carried on the female's back.
The population status of this species is not known.
Threats to this species are unknown.
Some populations are protected within national parks (such as Parque Nacionale Henri Pittier and Parque Nacional Yurubí).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Enrique La Marca, Jesús Manzanilla, Abraham Mijares 2004. Gastrotheca walkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55363A11285444. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55363A11285444.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018