Eleutherodactylus amplinympha

Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominica


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has a small range in the interior of Dominica, where it has been recorded from 300-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Although a habitat generalist, it is an arboreal species with a preference for higher elevation rainforests, where the forest becomes a little more open. The eggs develop directly without a larval stage. It has been found in disturbed areas, such as along access roads created to support the hydroelectric project in Parque Nacional Morne Trois Pitons.


It is generally abundant, and fills the ecological niche occupied by Eleutherodactylus martinicensis at lower elevations.

Population Trend


Major Threats

On Dominica, the montane forests are largely inaccessible and secure due to the rugged topography of the area. However, there is some degradation taking place in the south of the island due to small-scale farming and selective logging.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in several protected areas, but improved protection of habitat at lower elevations, particularly in the south, is needed.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Dominica.


Blair Hedges, Robert Powell 2010. Eleutherodactylus amplinympha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56411A11472323. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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