This species is restricted to one small locality in the Massif de la Selle, in Haiti, where it has been recorded from 1,515-2,121m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs only at high elevations in moist forest, calling from the ground or from low grasses in the forest. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It is very rare, and possibly already extinct. It has been seen only a few times, most recently in 1985 although there have been few herpetological surveys in the region since.
The primary threat to the species is severe habitat destruction, due to charcoaling and slash-and-burn agriculture.
The known range of the species is just outside Parc National Morne La Visite, although there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat within the park is being destroyed. This is clearly a species requiring urgent site-based conservation action specifically to conserve the remaining habitat in the area. Survey work is also needed to determine the current population status of this species.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 100km2 and its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single sub-population, and the extent of its forest habitat on the Massif de la Selle, Haiti, is declining.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas, Robert Powell 2010. Eleutherodactylus glanduliferoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56618A11506526. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56618A11506526.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018