Eleutherodactylus pinchoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus pinchoni Schwartz, 1967

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-13
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Beatrice Ibéné, Michel Breuil, Robert Powell
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and in the number of mature individuals, on Guadeloupe.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a restricted range in the Basse-Terre portion of Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles, ranging from sea level to 1,250m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1250
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Population [top]

Population:It is a little more common than Eleutherodactylus barlagnei in suitable habitats within its small range. It has decreased in general in the north of its range, probably due to damage to its habitat. It has also decreased around the Volcán Soufriere in the south of its range since 1991, probably due to the effects of volcanic eruptions.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a terrestrial species in mesic forests and rainforests, and calls from the ground or low vegetation. It can survive in secondary forest, but not outside forest. The eggs are laid on the ground and on bromeliads, and develop directly without a larval stage.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest habitat on Guadeloupe is fragile, small in extent, and habitat quality continues to decline. Major threats include pollution from pesticides used in banana plantations, forest clearance for agriculture (especially banana plantations) and construction of human settlements, and introduced predators (particularly rats, cats and mongooses). The introduced E. johnstonei might be a competitor, and appears to be displacing this species. Some recorded declines are associated with the effects of volcanic eruptions.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parc National de la Guadeloupe. Additional protection of the forest habitat of this species is required, and it is also necessary to control introduced predators within existing protected areas.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Beatrice Ibéné, Michel Breuil, Robert Powell. 2010. Eleutherodactylus pinchoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56860A11546413. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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