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Eleutherodactylus glandulifer

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES No CITES Listing
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, at an altitude of 300-1,886m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species, found in closed-canopy forests, and appears to be associated with streamside habitats. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.

Population

At the time of the last survey in 1991 it was known to be moderately common.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

Severe habitat destruction is taking place in its range, primarily due to logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.

Conservation Actions

It is known to occur in the 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 habitat in the area, in order to ensure the persistence of this species as well as other threatened amphibians known only from this area. Survey work is also necessary to determine the population status of this species.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)

Rationale

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 Hotte, Haiti.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2010. Eleutherodactylus glandulifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56617A11506184. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56617A11506184.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018

 

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