This species has a restricted range in the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic, where it has been recorded from 1,545-2,455m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is terrestrial in high-elevation pine forests, and has not been recorded outside forested regions. It calls from low vegetation, the eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It can be locally common, but it is patchily distributed.
Disturbance from ecotourism is a major threat, as is habitat destruction due to agricultural activities.
Its range includes several protected areas, although these are often not well managed and habitat disturbance is ongoing within the parks' limits. Improved and strengthened management of these existing protected areas is recommended.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its range is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Cordillera Central, in the Dominican Republic.
Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus haitianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56645A11513172. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56645A11513172.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018