Osteopilus dominicensis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2003 Pierre-Yves Vaucher (1 of 2)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominican Republic

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread in Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic), including Ile de la Gonâve, Ile-à-Vache, Ile Grande Cayemite, Ile de la Tortue, and Isla Saona. It has been found from sea level up to 2,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is arboreal; males call from bushes and eggs are laid in standing water. It occurs anywhere near water in forests and anthropogenic open areas. It is an opportunistic breeder in any temporary or permanent standing waterbodies.


It is an abundant, ubiquitous species on Hispaniola.

Population Trend

Major Threats

It has no apparent threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas. It is recommended to set up a program to monitor its populations.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Osteopilus dominicensis. In: IUCN 2014


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