This species is only known from one site (1ha), south-west of Dame-Marie, Département de la Grand 'Anse, on the Tiburon Peninsula, Haiti. It occurs at sea level.
Habitat and Ecology
This amphibian is confined entirely to coastal mangrove marshes. Its breeding habits and requirements are unknown, although it presumably breeds by direct development.
There is very little information available on the population status of this species. It was last recorded in 1991 (Hedges and Díaz 2009).
The fragile mangrove marsh in which it occurs is in an area of severe habitat destruction, and the mangroves are probably being cut for charcoal.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Protection and maintenance of the existing mangrove habitat of this species is essential, and further survey work is needed to determine whether or not the species might occur in other marshes nearby.
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. It also has an Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single sub-population, and the extent of its forest habitat on the Tiburon Peninsula is probably declining.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2010. Eleutherodactylus caribe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56493A11474736. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56493A11474736.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018