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Eleutherodactylus gryllus
Cricket Coquí
Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

© 2004 Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera (1 of 1)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

Description
E. gryllus is a small species, about 16mm SVL. The color is yellowish brown to green. A middorsal stripe and a light inverted parenthesis may be present (Rivero 1998).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Puerto Rico

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This species is found in the Sierra de Luquillo and the Cordillera Central of Puerto Rico. It is found above 450m of elevation (Schwartz & Henderson, 1991).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The males usually call from bromeliads, rarely from less than 1.5m from the ground. The call is a high chip (Rivero 1998). The calling activity is highest at dawn (Villanueva-Rivera, pers obs).

Trends and Threats
A recent study suggested a decline, but it was limited to one site (Burrowes et al., 2004). The species is abundant where it is found (Villanueva-Rivera, pers obs).

References
 

Burrowes, P. A., Joglar, R. L., and Green, D. E. (2004). ''Potential causes for amphibian declines in Puerto Rico.'' Herpetologica, 60, 141-154.  

Rivero, J.A. (1998). Los Anfibios y Reptiles de Puerto Rico. University of Puerto Rico Press  

Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R. W. (1991). Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions and Natural History. University Press of Florida, Florida.



Written by Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera (ljvillanueva AT coquipr.com), University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
First submitted 2005-02-28
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2008-02-03)



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