This species has an apparently patchy distribution within a restricted range in La Romana Province, Dominican Republic, where it ranges from sea level up to 60m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in low elevation semi-mesic broadleaf forests. Males call from dense understorey, eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It is moderately common in suitable habitat.
There is severe habitat destruction taking place within its range, mainly due to tourism, slash and burn agriculture, and livestock farming.
It occurs in the Laguna de Barbaro Reserve and the Punta Cana private reserve.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in La Romana Province, Dominican Republic.
Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez 2004. Eleutherodactylus probolaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56877A11535311. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56877A11535311.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018