This species is known only from east of Canchaque and Huancabamba, on the western slope of the Huancabamba Depression (Piura Department), Peru, where it has been recorded at altitudes of 1,740m and 2,130m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been recorded from cloud forest, montane dry forest, scrubby pasture and lightly disturbed areas. The breeding habitat is not known, though the eggs are presumably carried on the back of the female.
The population status of this species is not known. There have been no recent records.
There are no known major threats. It might be impacted by regional agricultural activities, but this requires further investigation.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas; further research is needed into this little-known species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This genus has recently been moved from the family Hylidae (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Ariadne Angulo, Erik Wild, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Gastrotheca galeata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55335A11295041. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55335A11295041.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018