This species is restricted to eastern Dominican Republic from 0-909m asl. Coastal populations have probably been extirpated from western La Romana.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in mesic forests and occasionally mangroves, but does not adapt well to degraded forests. It calls from a variety of elevated surfaces. Breeding is by direct development, and the eggs are laid on the ground or in bromeliads.
It is very common in suitable habitat, especially in the eastern part of its range.
This species is threatened by habitat loss due to development of infrastructure (such as hotels) for tourism, and agricultural encroachment by smallholder farmers and livestock grazing.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus flavescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56602A11500726. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56602A11500726.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019