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Osteopilus crucialis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2013 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 2)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Jamaica

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to central Jamaica. It formerly occurred on the south-western coast, at an altitudinal range of sea level to 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in mesic broadleaf woods and forests on tree trunks and in bromeliads; it requires large dead trees. Males call from hollows in branches and bromeliads, and eggs are laid in bromeliads. It is not found in significantly altered habitats but can be found in regenerating forests.

Population

There has been a decline in its abundance, and this species is now rarely encountered or heard calling, except in pockets of suitable habitat.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

It is threatened by habitat degradation and deforestation due to agriculture, human settlements, development for tourist activities, and logging.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several forest reserves, but these do not guarantee the species' long-term protection, and increased management of these, and improved habitat protection, are necessary.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Osteopilus crucialis. In: IUCN 2013

 

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