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.
Its range is limited and its forest habitat is declining rapidly due to agriculture, human settlement, and logging.
It occurs in the Blue and John Crow Mountain National Park.
Red List Status
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56842A11543846.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019