This species has a patchy distribution in the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic, from 788-1,879m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species, inhabiting montane closed forest where it is often found in bromeliads. The males guard eggs laid in bromeliads.
It is relatively uncommon even within suitable habitat.
The major threat to the species is habitat destruction due to agriculture and charcoal production.
It occurs in several protected areas, incuding the Valle Nuevo Natural Scientific Reserve.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its habitat is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Dominican Republic.
Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus auriculatoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56440A11478428. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56440A11478428.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018