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Eleutherodactylus pictissimus

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 on the Massif de la Hotte, Tiburon Peninsula, and Plaine de Cul de Sac-Valle de Neiba, Haiti; and along the south-western coast of the Dominican Republic, excluding the Peninsula de Barahona. Its altitudinal range is from sea level to 1,758m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is terrestrial in dry scrub forest, mesic broadleaf forest, and secondary forests. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.

Population

This species is moderately common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Forest loss due to subsistence agriculture, charcoaling, and livestock is the main threat within the range of this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a number of protected areas, including Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco. The sites at which it is known to occur in Haiti are in need of improved management and protection.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez 2004. Eleutherodactylus pictissimus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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