Eleutherodactylus monensis

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

© 2004 Dr. Rafael I. Marquez (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Puerto Rico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Mona Island (Puerto Rico). Its altitudinal range is from sea level up to 10m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in limestone solution holes in dry scrub forest. It is uncommonly recorded in bromeliads. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.


It is an abundant species on the island.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species has a very restricted range, being confined entirely to Mona Island, and is vulnerable to the impacts of introduced predators on the island.

Conservation Actions

The Department of Natural Resources controls access to Mona Island, which is gazetted as a nature reserve. There is a need to control introduced predators on this island, and to monitor the population of this species closely.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single island location.


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Eleutherodactylus monensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56774A11519092. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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