This species has a small range in the interior of Dominica, where it has been recorded from 300-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Although a habitat generalist, it is an arboreal species with a preference for higher elevation rainforests, where the forest becomes a little more open. The eggs develop directly without a larval stage. It has been found in disturbed areas, such as along access roads created to support the hydroelectric project in Parque Nacional Morne Trois Pitons.
It is generally abundant, and fills the ecological niche occupied by Eleutherodactylus martinicensis at lower elevations.
On Dominica, the montane forests are largely inaccessible and secure due to the rugged topography of the area. However, there is some degradation taking place in the south of the island due to small-scale farming and selective logging.
This species occurs in several protected areas, but improved protection of habitat at lower elevations, particularly in the south, is needed.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Dominica.
Blair Hedges, Robert Powell 2010. Eleutherodactylus amplinympha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56411A11472323. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56411A11472323.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018