This species has a very restricted range on the Massif de la Hotte, in Haiti, where it has been recorded from 990-1,290m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found in upland hardwood forests and ravine pinelands. It prefers to hide under rocks, in sinkholes or in vertical rock crevices. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
Relatively few specimens of this species are known, and there is no information on its current population status.
Severe habitat destruction is taking place in its range, primarily due to logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.
Although it occurs in the Parc National Macaya, there is no 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, in order to ensure the persistence of this species as well as other threatened amphibians known only from this area. Survey work in the region is required to determine the population status of this species.
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 chlorophenax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56511A11487377. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56511A11487377.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018