This species occurs on the Massif de la Hotte, Massif de la Selle, Sierra de Baoruco, Cordillera Central, and Sierra de Neiba, in Hispaniola. It has been recorded from 800-2,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in upland closed-canopy forest and forest edge, under rocks and debris. Eggs are laid under rocks, and it breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat.
It is moderately common in suitable habitat.
The cloud forest habitat of this species is being destroyed at a rapid rate, even in protected areas, as a result of logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.
It occurs in the protected areas of Parques Nacionales Sierra de Bahoruco, Parques Sierra de Bahoruco Oriental and in the Reserva Cientifica Laguna Rincón in the Dominican Republic, and also in protected areas in Haiti, but there is a need for improved management of these areas for conservation.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Hispaniola.
Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus audanti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56437A11477985. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56437A11477985.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019