Gastrotheca helenae
family: Hemiphractidae

© 2010 Aldemar A. Acevedo (1 of 2)

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Páramo de Tamá, in Venezuela (Apure and Táchira Sates) and adjacent Colombia (Norte de Santander Department), at 2,300-2,350m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a species found in cloud forest, which lives in rotten wood. It has been found in degraded forest, and although is very hard to see it is easily heard. It breeds by direct development, and the eggs are carried on the back of the female.


It was abundant in the mid 1980s, and the absence of recent records is probably due to a lack of survey effort.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is very little recent information available, though much of its habitat is protected.

Conservation Actions

It is protected within Parque Nacional Tamá in both Venezuela and Colombia.

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Enrique La Marca, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Gastrotheca helenae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55339A11295533. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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