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Eleutherodactylus amplinympha

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus amplinympha
Species Authority: 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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Endangered

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:
Native:
Dominica
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally abundant, and fills the ecological niche occupied by Eleutherodactylus martinicensis at lower elevations.
Population Trend: Stable

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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