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Eleutherodactylus jugans

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
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 has a restricted range on the Massif de la Selle, in Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic). It has been recorded from 1,242-2,146m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species, occurring in mesic pine and broadleaf forests, and does not tolerate habitat disturbance. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.

Population

It is moderately common in suitable habitat, which is rapidly disappearing.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The primary threat to this species is severe habitat destruction (even in the protected areas of Parc National Morne La Visite and Parque Nacional Sierra de Baoruco) as a result of logging by local people (charcoaling), and slash-and-burn agriculture.

Conservation Actions

Although the species does occur in the Parc National Morne La Visite in Haiti, there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be lost. It is also known from Parque Nacional Sierra de Baoruco in the Dominican Republic, which is better-managed, but is nonetheless still suffering from significant habitat degradation. The maintenance of remaining suitable habitat across the range of the species and improved protection of existing protected areas is essential.

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.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus jugans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56688A11506651. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56688A11506651.en

 

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