This species occurs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica, at an altitude of 545-1,970m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in deep woods on streamside rocks and among ground litter; the males call from concealed terrestrial sites. It can only tolerate very temporary habitat disturbance. It breeds by direct development and the eggs are laid on the ground.
It is common in old-growth forests.
The main threat to the species is habitat loss and destruction, primarily due to smallholder farming activities, the removal of woody vegetation, and the impact of tourist activities.
It occurs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, although coffee plantations have been expanding within the park's limits. Improved management of this important protected area is needed.
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 the Blue Mountains.
Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Eleutherodactylus andrewsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56416A11473611. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56416A11473611.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018