Eleutherodactylus brevirostris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus brevirostris
Species Authority: Shreve, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Short-nosed Green Frog, Shortsnout Robber Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A3c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-12-17
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas, Robert Powell
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Critically Endangered because of an expected population decline of greater than 80% over the next ten years, predicted from severe degradation of the species' habitat on the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti.
2004 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to a very small area on the Massif de la Hotte, in Haiti, where it has been recorded at elevations of 575-2,375 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It was formerly common in good habitat in the past, but due to habitat loss the species is now considered to be an extremely rare species. It has been recently (2006) recorded (Hedges and Díaz 2009).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found under ground cover in dwarf cloud forest, and also in clearings (although the latter is not its main habitat, and it is not known whether or not the species can persist outside forest). Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Severe habitat destruction is taking place in its range, primarily due to logging by local people (charcoaling) and slash-and-burn agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although it occurs in the Parc National Macaya, there is no active management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. Urgent site-based action is required in the Massif de la Hotte to conserve the remaining habitat in the area, in order to ensure the persistence of this species as well as other threatened amphibians known only from this area. Survey work in the region is required to determine the population status of this species.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Richard Thomas, Robert Powell 2010. Eleutherodactylus brevirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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