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Gastrotheca walkeri
family: Hemiphractidae

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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: Venezuela

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

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.

Population

The population status of this species is not known.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Some populations are protected within national parks (such as Parque Nacionale Henri Pittier and Parque Nacional Yurubí).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).

Citation

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 December 2018

 

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