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 2,000–4,000 m asl (Acosta Galvis and Cuentas 2016).

Habitat and Ecology

This species 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 and the population is considered to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown, although it is very adaptable.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is not known from any protected areas.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and threats.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Gastrotheca dunni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55331A85899588. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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