This species is restricted to 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. While it has been recorded from forest edge, this is probably not suitable habitat. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It is known only from a few specimens.
The primary threat to the species is severe habitat destruction, which is taking place as a result of logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.
This species is known only from 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, 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 dolomedes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56567A11485173. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56567A11485173.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018