Eleutherodactylus sisyphodemus

Subgenus: Euhyas
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: Jamaica


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality: "vicinity of  'the cave' about 4 miles WNW Quick Step..." in the Cockpit Country of south-western Trelawny Parish, Jamaica, at around 450m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a very small frog found in heavy leaf-litter in low-elevation wet forests on limestone. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species, and is difficult to find.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species requires undisturbed forested habitat, and so the continued clearing of forest for the planting of illegal crops at the type locality represents a serious threat to its survival.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas, but its known range is in Cockpit Country Forest Reserve, although this does not guarantee the long-term protection of the species' habitat. Improved protection and maintenance of the remaining forested habitat is a priority.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in central Cockpit County.


Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Eleutherodactylus sisyphodemus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T7148A12831445. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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