Osteopilus dominicensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Osteopilus dominicensis
Species Authority: (Tschudi, 1838)
Common Name/s:
English Hispaniolan Common Treefrog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread in Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic). Its altitudinal range is from sea level up to 2,000m asl.
Dominican Republic; Haiti
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant, ubiquitous species on Hispaniola.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is arboreal; males call from bushes and eggs are laid in standing water. It occurs anywhere near water in forests and anthropogenic open areas. It is an opportunistic breeder in any temporary or permanent standing waterbodies.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It has no apparent threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.
Citation: Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez 2004. Osteopilus dominicensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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