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Eleutherodactylus andrewsi

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Jamaica

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica, at an altitude of 545-1,970m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in deep woods on streamside rocks and among ground litter; the males call from concealed terrestrial sites. It can only tolerate very temporary habitat disturbance. It breeds by direct development and the eggs are laid on the ground.

Population

It is common in old-growth forests.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The main threat to the species is habitat loss and destruction, primarily due to smallholder farming activities, the removal of woody vegetation, and the impact of tourist activities.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, although coffee plantations have been expanding within the park's limits. Improved management of this important protected area is needed.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Blue Mountains.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Eleutherodactylus andrewsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56416A11473611. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56416A11473611.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018

 

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