This species has a restricted range in eastern Jamaica, occurring from 0-1,650m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This terrestrial species, often found on rocks, requires rainforest but can occur in secondary forest. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.
It is not uncommon.
Habitat destruction is taking place, even within the protected area in which it occurs, and there are coffee plantations within the park's limits. Hikers also disturb the species' habitat, and there is a lot of litter left behind from tourists visiting the park.
The protected area in which it occurs is the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened since although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, it probably occurs in more than ten locations, and its range is probably not severely fragmented.
Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Eleutherodactylus glaucoreius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56621A11507464. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56621A11507464.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018