Eleutherodactylus furcyensis

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominican Republic, Haiti


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the Massif de la Selle in Haiti, and the Sierra de Bahoruco in the Dominican Republic, in Hispaniola. It has been recorded from 803-2,100 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in upland mesic pine forests, usually under rocks and logs. It has been recorded from recently disturbed forest, although this is probably not suitable habitat. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.


Known to be moderately common in suitable habitat, it was last recorded in 2007 (Hedges and Díaz 2009).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Severe habitat destruction, as a result of charcoaling and slash-and-burn agriculture, is the primary threat to this species, and is taking place even in the protected areas of La Selle and Bahoruco.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in the Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco in the Dominican Republic and the Parc National Morne La Visite in Haiti. However, there is little or no management of these areas for conservation, and the habitat is being destroyed. Improved management of these protected areas, and maintenance of the existing habitat is urgently needed, while further survey work is required to determine the current population status of the species.

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 on the Massif de la Selle and the Sierra de Baoruco in Hispaniola.


Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Robert Powell 2010. Eleutherodactylus furcyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56608A11502824. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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