AMPHIBIAWEB
Eleutherodactylus inoptatus

Subgenus: Pelorius
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominican Republic, Haiti

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

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.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Habitat destruction, in particular agricultural expansion, livestock farming, urban development and charcoaling is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

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.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2004. Eleutherodactylus inoptatus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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