Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
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: Jamaica


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the north of the Blue Mountains and the John Crow Mountains, extending to the north-eastern coast of Jamaica. Its altitudinal range is from sea level to 1,275m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in mesic forests (montane rainforest, wet limestone forest, elfin woodland) in rocky areas. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.


This species is fairly common and more abundant than some other frog species in the Blue Mountains.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its range is limited and its forest habitat is declining rapidly due to agriculture, human settlement, and logging.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Blue and John Crow Mountain National Park.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable since although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its habitat might be declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Endangered, it probably occurs in more than ten locations, and its habitat is probably not severely fragmented.


Blair Hedges 2004. Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56842A11543846. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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