This species is restricted to a few localities in the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, where it has been recorded from 818-1,455m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in arboreal bromeliads in mesic upland forest. The eggs are laid in bromeliads, and they breed by direct development. It has not been recorded from disturbed forest.
It is moderately common in suitable habitat.
Severe habitat destruction is taking place in its range, primarily due to logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.
It is known to occur in the Parc National Macaya, but there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat cotinues 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.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2004. Eleutherodactylus lamprotes. In: IUCN 2014