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Eleutherodactylus wetmorei

Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Dominican Republic, Haiti

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in the Tiburon Peninsula, east to the Massif de la Selle, and also in the Massif du Nord, in Hispaniola. It has been recorded from sea level up to 1,324m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is arboreal in mesic broadleaf forest, and is found in bromeliads and other plants. It can also be found in the leaf axils of banana plantations. Males call from the forest canopy, and eggs are laid in bromeliads; breeding takes place by direct development.

Population

It is moderately common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

Severe habitat destruction is taking place within its range, due to charcoaling and slash-and-burn agriculture.

Conservation Actions

Its distribution includes several protected areas, but most are in need of greatly improved management and protection. There is also a need for improved habitat protection at unprotected sites where this species is known to occur, particularly in the Massif de la Selle.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent and quality of its habitat on Hispaniola is declining.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Robert Powell 2004. Eleutherodactylus wetmorei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57054A11575234. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57054A11575234.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018

 

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