Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to central Jamaica. It formerly occurred on the south-western coast, at an altitudinal range of sea level to 1,200m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in mesic broadleaf woods and forests on tree trunks and in bromeliads; it requires large dead trees. Males call from hollows in branches and bromeliads, and eggs are laid in bromeliads. It is not found in significantly altered habitats but can be found in regenerating forests.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Blair Hedges, Susan Koenig, Byron Wilson

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)

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Justification
Listed as Endangered because 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.
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Population

Population
There has been a decline in its abundance, and this species is now rarely encountered or heard calling, except in pockets of suitable habitat.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
It is threatened by habitat degradation and deforestation due to agriculture, human settlements, development for tourist activities, and logging.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in several forest reserves, but these do not guarantee the species' long-term protection, and increased management of these, and improved habitat protection, are necessary.
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Wikipedia

Jamaican Snoring Frog

The Jamaican snoring frog' or Harlan's Antilles frog (Osteopilus crucialis) is a species of frog in the Hylidae family endemic to Jamaica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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