Eleutherodactylus luteolus

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Jamaica


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has a restricted range in western Jamaica, ranging from sea level up to 680m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is an inhabitant of mesic forests on the coast and in the uplands; although associated with closed-canopy forest, it can tolerate some habitat degradation. Males call from the ground or from low vegetation. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development and may be associated with bromeliads.


It has rarely been encountered during the last decade, although it is commonly found in Dolphin Head in extreme western Jamaica. It has also been recently seen in Rocklands (B. Hedges, pers. comm. 2007; K. Jones, pers. comm. 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although this species appears to be slightly more tolerant of habitat disturbance than some other species in the genus, such as Eleutherodactylus sisyphodemus and E. griphus, rather extensive habitat destruction and deforestation is taking place within its range, caused by agriculture, human settlement and logging.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several forest reserves, but these do not guarantee the species' long-term protection, and there is a clear need for improved and strengthened management of these existing protected areas.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in western Jamaica.


Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson, Kelly Jones 2010. Eleutherodactylus luteolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56733A11527584. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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