Gastrotheca nicefori
family: Hemiphractidae

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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, Panama, Venezuela


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. It has been recorded from two general areas in Panama: the western central cordillera adjacent to Costa Rica, and the eastern cordilleras in southeastern Darien adjacent to Colombia. The area in Panama between places is well surveyed and it does not appear to exist here. In Colombia it occurs along the border with Panama, and also widely in the northern portions of the Western and Central Cordilleras of the Andes, and on the eastern slopes of the Eastern Cordillera (including the Cordillera Macarena), extending east to the Cordillera de Merida in Venezuela. In addition, there is a record for Chorlaví, Putumayo department, Colombia. Its altitudinal range is 400-2,400 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an arboreal species of lowland forest and montane cloud forest, including in disturbed cloud forest. It breeds by direct development; the eggs are carried in a pouch on the back of the female.


It is an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably not threatened, since it is tolerant of forest alteration. It might be affected, at least locally, by pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas in both Colombia and Venezuela. In Panama the species has been recorded from Reserva Forestal Fortuna and Parque Nacional Darién.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining 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).


La Marca, E., Rueda-Almonacid, J.V., García-Pérez, J.E., Ardila-Robayo, M., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q. 2010. Gastrotheca nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T55347A86473574. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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