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Eleutherodactylus flavescens

Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominican Republic

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is restricted to eastern Dominican Republic from 0-909m asl. Coastal populations have probably been extirpated from western La Romana.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in mesic forests and occasionally mangroves, but does not adapt well to degraded forests. It calls from a variety of elevated surfaces. Breeding is by direct development, and the eggs are laid on the ground or in bromeliads.

Population

It is very common in suitable habitat, especially in the eastern part of its range.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

This species is threatened by habitat loss due to development of infrastructure (such as hotels) for tourism, and agricultural encroachment by smallholder farmers and livestock grazing.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Rationale

Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus flavescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56602A11500726. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56602A11500726.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018

 

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