DistributionIt is a common species in northern Peru. It can be locally threatened by habitat loss.
Habitat"Gastrotheca monticola" occurs in a range of montane habitats with trees at elevations of 1,900–3,235 m above sea level; it has been recorded shrubs in humid montane tropical forests, arboreal bromeliads, and from a variety of modified habitats. The female carries the eggs in pouch on her back and deposits the tadpoles in a stream.
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