Gastrotheca fissipes
family: Hemiphractidae
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: Brazil


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the coastal lowlands of eastern Brazil, up to 700m asl, from the State of Pernambuco, south to the State of EspĂ­rito Santo.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in primary and secondary forest, and on the forest edge, and is associated mainly with terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads. It has also been found in bromeliads in shrubland and in rocky outcrops. It breeds by direct development, the eggs are carried in a pouch on back of the female, and the young frogs grow in bromeliads.


It is generally a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, selective logging, and collection of bromeliads, fire and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Ana Carolina Carnaval, Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto 2004. Gastrotheca fissipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55334A11294865. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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