This species occurs across most of Hispaniola. It might have a larger range than is currently known. It has been recorded from sea level up to 1,697m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A big frog found in mesic hardwood forests, it lays eggs in sheltered areas on the ground, and breeds by direct development. It is sensitive to severe habitat destruction, but can persist in plantations such as coffee and banana as long as there are trees and shade.
It is a common species.
Habitat destruction, in particular agricultural expansion, livestock farming, urban development and charcoaling is a major threat.
It occurs in several protected areas across its range, although there is insufficient management of these areas for conservation, and the habitat is being destroyed.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2004. Eleutherodactylus inoptatus. In: IUCN 2014