This species is known from only one site on the Massif de la Hotte, in Haiti, at 1,120m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species, occurring in high-elevation cloud forest. It has been recorded only from forest edge but this is probably not suitable habitat. Males call from bromeliads or orchids, which they appear to require for reproduction. The species breeds by direct development.
It is known from fewer than 10 specimens, and is probably very rare.
Severe habitat destruction is taking place in its range, primarily due to logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.
The species occurs only in the Parc National Macaya, but 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 is required to determine the population status of this species.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because a population decline of greater than 80% over the next ten years, is predicted from severe degradation of the species' habitat: and because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single population, and the extent of its forest habitat on the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, is declining.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2004. Eleutherodactylus corona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56525A11492212. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56525A11492212.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018