Eleutherodactylus brittoni
Puerto Rican Grassfrog, Shrub Coquí
Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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E. brittoni is a small species, averaging 16mm SVL. It has one black line at each side, starting in the snout. They also have a black spot in the middle of the shoulders. The color of the back is grayish brown (Rivero 1998) .

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Puerto Rico


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E. brittoni is native to Puerto Rico. It is found in grasslands and road shoulders. The only areas it is found in high elevations is next to the roads (Rivero 1998). In some areas in the Cordillera Central it is the most abundant frog in the road shoulders.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This species calls and is found in grasses. The call is an irregular series of low chips (Rivero 1998).

Trends and Threats
No information is available. However, since it is very abundant in the areas it inhabits, it is probably stable. No threats have been identified.


Rivero, J.A. (1998). Los Anfibios y Reptiles de Puerto Rico. University of Puerto Rico Press

Written by Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera (ljvillanueva AT, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
First submitted 2004-11-07
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2008-02-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Eleutherodactylus brittoni: Puerto Rican Grassfrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 24, 2020.

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