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Eleutherodactylus lucioi

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Haiti

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from a single locality in the Presquile du Nord Ouest, Haiti, at around 100 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species was recorded in a rocky ravine in remnant riparian forest. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.

Population

It has not been recorded since it was first collected. At least one survey at the type locality in 1997-the last herpetological survey of the region-failed to record the species (S.B. Hedges pers. comm.).

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture are the main threats to the species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Further survey work is urgently needed to determine the population status of this species and whether or not it still survives in the wild. Maintenance of existing habitat at the type locality is also required.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)

Rationale

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; and because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2010. Eleutherodactylus lucioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56730A11526916. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56730A11526916.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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