Eleutherodactylus monensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus monensis (Meerwarth, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Mona Coqui
Spanish Coqui De La Mona, Coqui De Mona

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single island location.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Mona Island (Puerto Rico). Its altitudinal range is from sea level up to 10m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Puerto Rico
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Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species on the island.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in limestone solution holes in dry scrub forest. It is uncommonly recorded in bromeliads. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has a very restricted range, being confined entirely to Mona Island, and is vulnerable to the impacts of introduced predators on the island.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Department of Natural Resources controls access to Mona Island, which is gazetted as a nature reserve. There is a need to control introduced predators on this island, and to monitor the population of this species closely.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo. 2008. Eleutherodactylus monensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T56774A11519092. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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