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Eleutherodactylus nubicola

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus nubicola
Species Authority: Dunn, 1926

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(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 its Extent of Occurrence is much 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 in the Blue Mountains, Jamaica.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a very restricted range in the Blue Mountains, in eastern Jamaica, and has been recorded from 1,060-1,880m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Jamaica
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Population [top]

Population: It can be locally common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species restricted to dense closed-canopy deciduous forest, and does not tolerate disturbance of its habitat. Males call on the ground, and eggs are laid in hollows beneath rocks. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and destruction, primarily due to smallholder farming activities, and also from introduced vegetation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, although this is not a well-managed protected area and there are even coffee plantations within the park's limits (as well as significant disturbance of the habitat from tourist activities). There is a clear need for improved and strengthened management of this particular protected area.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson 2004. Eleutherodactylus nubicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 November 2014.
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