This species is restricted to the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, at an altitude of 890-2,325m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species dependent on closed-canopy forest, retreating by day into bromeliads. Eggs are laid inside the bromeliads and the species breeds by direct development.
This species was common within its original habitat, which has now largely been destroyed.
The habitat of this species is being destroyed at a high rate throughout the Tiburon Peninsula, as a result of logging (charcoal collection) by local people and slash-and-burn agriculture. Only small pockets of intact habitat remain..
Although it occurs in the Parc National Macaya, there is no active management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. Urgent site-based action is required in the Massif de la Hotte to conserve the remaining habitat in the area, to ensure the persistence of this species, as well as other threatened amphibians known only from this area.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because of an expected population decline of greater than 80% over the next ten years, predicted from severe degradation of the species' habitat on the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus bakeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56449A11479931. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56449A11479931.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018