This species occurs on the Massif de la Hotte, Tiburon Peninsula, and Plaine de Cul de Sac-Valle de Neiba, Haiti; and along the south-western coast of the Dominican Republic, excluding the Peninsula de Barahona. Its altitudinal range is from sea level to 1,758m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is terrestrial in dry scrub forest, mesic broadleaf forest, and secondary forests. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.
This species is moderately common in suitable habitat.
Forest loss due to subsistence agriculture, charcoaling, and livestock is the main threat within the range of this species.
It occurs in a number of protected areas, including Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco. The sites at which it is known to occur in Haiti are in need of improved management and protection.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat on Hispaniola.
Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez 2004. Eleutherodactylus pictissimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56858A11546005. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56858A11546005.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019