Eleutherodactylus parabates

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominican Republic


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the crest of the Sierra de Neiba, along the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Hispaniola. It has also been recorded from another locality in the Dominican Republic to the south-east of the Sierra de Neiba. Its altitudinal range is from 1,455-1,870 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found under rocks and logs, and in low arboreal bromeliads, in high-elevation, dense, closed hardwood forest. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.


This species is moderately common in suitable habitat, although this habitat is declining extremely rapidly. It was last recorded in 1996 (Hedges and Díaz 2009).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to the species is severe habitat destruction and deforestation, primarily due to subsistence farming and charcoaling.

Conservation Actions

The Sierra de Neiba was declared a protected area, but it is not effectively managed, and habitat destruction within this area has been severe. Improved protection of the remaining habitat on the Sierra de Neiba is urgently 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 on Hispaniola.


Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Richard Thomas 2010. Eleutherodactylus parabates. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56825A11540414. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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