This species has a very restricted range (occurring in just one small area) on the north-eastern base of the Presqu'ile du Nord-Ouest, Haiti, at an altitude of around 30 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species that has been found in leaf-litter and under rocks in forest. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.
It is moderately common in suitable habitat. It was last recorded in 1985 (Hedges and Díaz 2009).
The main threat is extensive habitat destruction due to logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and protection of the remaining habitat is an urgent priority.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
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 on the Presqu'ile du Nord-Ouest, Haiti; and because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and 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.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2010. Eleutherodactylus rhodesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56909A11550201. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56909A11550201.en .Downloaded on 17 December 2018