Gastrotheca piperata
family: Hemiphractidae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Kohler J 2005 New species of marsupial frog (Hylidae: Hemiphractinae: Gastrotheca) from the Yungas of Bolivia. J. Herpetol. 39:91-100

© 2003 J. Koehler (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: Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found at 1,850-2,800 m altitude along the eastern Andean slopes of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz Departments, Bolivia.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in perhumid upper montane forests and cloud forests. It appears to tolerate significant habitat degradation, occurring even in cattle ranching areas where a few trees still stand. Individuals are usually found at night perched on vegetation up to 1.5 m above the ground, but calling males have been heard calling from the canopy of small trees. Females brood tadpoles from eggs and, in the rainy season, release tadpoles into small puddles and roadside ditches.


There is no information available on the abundance of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are not believed to be any significant current threats to this species, other than complete habitat destruction for cattle pasture. However, it should be noted that the closely related G. marsupiata seems to be declining. Chytrid fungus is potentially a threat.

Conservation Actions

This species is found in Carrasco and Amboró National Parks.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since it has a relatively wide extent of occurrence, including two protected areas, is known from a number of locations, has a significant degree of tolerance to habitat degradation, and is not believed to be declining.


Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De La Riva 2006. Gastrotheca piperata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61825A12563995. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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