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Eleutherodactylus minutus

Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
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 has a restricted range in the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic, with an altitudinal range of 879-2,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It requires mesic upland broadleaf or pine forests. Males call from low vegetation; eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.

Population

It is moderately common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat destruction due to the cultivation of crops and the rearing of livestock.

Conservation Actions

It is known from several protected areas, including Valle Nuevo Natural Scientific Reserve.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus minutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56767A11533081. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56767A11533081.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018

 

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