Eleutherodactylus patriciae

Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
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: Dominican Republic



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the highest elevations of the Cordillera Central, in the Dominican Republic, where it has been recorded from 2,000-3,050m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is terrestrial and found in upland closed forest and forest remnants, and has not been recorded from disturbed habitats. It calls from low vegetation, lays its eggs on the ground, and breeds by direct development.


It is moderately common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and destruction, due to agriculture, livestock farming, and disturbance from tourist activities. Chytrid fungus has been detected in this species in La Vega and Valle Nuevo in the Dominican Republic.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Armando Bermudez, Parque Nacional Jose del Carmen Ramirez, and the Reservas Cientificas Valle Nuevo and Del EbaƱo Verde, but there is inadequate management of these areas for biodiversity conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. There is a need for improved and strengthened management of these protected areas, and for close population monitoring of the species, particularly given the threat of chytrid.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic.


Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus patriciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56834A11542630. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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