Gastrotheca piperata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hemiphractidae

Scientific Name: Gastrotheca piperata Duellman and Köhler, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De La Riva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): 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 [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in Carrasco and Amboró National Parks.

Citation: Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De La Riva. 2006. Gastrotheca piperata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61825A12563995. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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