Gastrotheca dunni
family: Hemiphractidae

© 2007 Mauricio Rivera Correa (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from north of the Río Medellín in the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in the northern department of Antioquia, Colombia from 2,000-2,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from primary and secondary forest and grassland. It is a very adaptable species found in human habitats such as plantations, farmland, and urban gardens, as long as there is a pool to breed in. The eggs are raised in a pouch on the back of the female and the tadpoles are then transported to small pools where the tadpoles develop further.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this adaptable species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Gastrotheca dunni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55331A11294422. .Downloaded on 14 November 2018


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