Eleutherodactylus counouspeus

Subgenus: Schwartzius
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
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: Haiti


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, from 303-760m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits limestone caves and crevices in closed, humid forest; males call from well within the caves, where the eggs are laid. It breeds by direct development.


It is moderately common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Severe habitat destruction is taking place in the Formon-Macaya region, including throughout Parc National Macaya, due to logging (charcoal collection) by locals and slash and burn agriculture.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parc National Macaya, but there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. Urgent site-based action is required in the Massif de la Hotte to conserve the remaining existing habitat in the area, to ensure the persistence of this species, as well as other threatened amphibians known only from this area.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


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


Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus counouspeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56527A11492763. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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