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.
It is moderately common in suitable habitat.
Severe habitat destruction is taking place within its range, due to charcoaling and slash-and-burn agriculture.
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
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.
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