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Eleutherodactylus grabhami

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus grabhami
Species Authority: Dunn, 1926

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because, despite its local abundance, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Jamaica.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a restricted range in western and central Jamaica, with an altitudinal range of 150-670m asl. Much of the mapped range includes many historical localities, and it is unclear whether the species still occurs throughout this range.
Countries:
Native:
Jamaica
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Population [top]

Population: It is very rare, with only a few records in the last decade.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads or on rocks in wet limestone forests, and appears to be intolerant of any disturbance to its habitat. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by habitat degradation and deforestation due to agriculture, human settlements, logging, and bauxite mining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although recorded from several forest reserves, these do not guarantee the species' long-term protection, and there is a need to strengthen and improve the management of these reserves for biodiversity.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Eleutherodactylus grabhami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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