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: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-02-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Hedges, B., Garcia Moreno, J., Hernández, M. & Inchaustegui, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Garcia Moreno, J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread in Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic), including Ile de la Gonâve, Ile-à-Vache, Ile Grande Cayemite, Ile de la Tortue, and Isla Saona. It has been found from sea level up to 2,000 m asl.
Dominican Republic; Haiti
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Population [top]

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

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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas. It is recommended to set up a program to monitor its populations.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Osteopilus dominicensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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