Eleutherodactylus amplinympha 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus amplinympha Kaiser, Green & Schmid, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-14
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Robert Powell
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Dominica.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a small range in the interior of Dominica, where it has been recorded from 300-1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):300
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally abundant, and fills the ecological niche occupied by Eleutherodactylus martinicensis at lower elevations.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Although a habitat generalist, it is an arboreal species with a preference for higher elevation rainforests, where the forest becomes a little more open. The eggs develop directly without a larval stage. It has been found in disturbed areas, such as along access roads created to support the hydroelectric project in Parque Nacional Morne Trois Pitons.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): On Dominica, the montane forests are largely inaccessible and secure due to the rugged topography of the area. However, there is some degradation taking place in the south of the island due to small-scale farming and selective logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas, but improved protection of habitat at lower elevations, particularly in the south, is needed.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Robert Powell. 2010. Eleutherodactylus amplinympha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56411A11472323. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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