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)
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).


No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend


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.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Gastrotheca pulchra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135847A4210582. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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