This species is known from a single locality in the Presquile du Nord Ouest, Haiti, at around 100 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species was recorded in a rocky ravine in remnant riparian forest. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It has not been recorded since it was first collected. At least one survey at the type locality in 1997-the last herpetological survey of the region-failed to record the species (S.B. Hedges pers. comm.).
Logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture are the main threats to the species.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Further survey work is urgently needed to determine the population status of this species and whether or not it still survives in the wild. Maintenance of existing habitat at the type locality is also required.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
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; and because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas 2010. Eleutherodactylus lucioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56730A11526916. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56730A11526916.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018