Eleutherodactylus glaphycompus

Subgenus: Euhyas
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 Tiburon Peninsula, Haiti, at an altitudinal range of 576-1,480m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in crevices of exposed limestone in closed moist forest, and calls from low vegetation. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.


It is moderately common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is sensitive to habitat destruction (which is ongoing), although perhaps less so than other frog species. Logging (charcoal collection) by locals and slash and burn agriculture are major threats.

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. There is a need for urgent site-based conservation action to ensure the formal protection of remaining habitat on the Tiburon Peninsula and thereby the persistence of this and several other species of threatened amphibians in the region.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Tiburon Peninsula, Haiti.


Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2004. Eleutherodactylus glaphycompus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56620A11507264. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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