This species has a small range in the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, where it has been recorded from 1,000-2,340m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in closed-canopy forest under rocks and logs in the daytime, and calls in the early evening from low herbaceous vegetation. It has been recorded from disturbed forest, but only in very recently disturbed forest suggesting that it might only be hanging on and not persisting in this habitat. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It is a very common species within its restricted range.
Severe habitat destruction is taking place in its range, primarily due to logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.
The species occurs in the Parc National Macaya, but there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. Urgent site-based action is required in the Massif de la Hotte to conserve the remaining habitat in the area, to ensure the persistence of this species, as well as other threatened amphibians known only from this area.
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 Massif de la Hotte, Haiti.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus amadeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56409A11471744. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56409A11471744.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019