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.
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.
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
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T56774A11519092.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019