Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has a small range in the interior of Dominica, where it has been recorded from 300-1,200m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Although a habitat generalist, it is an arboreal species with a preference for higher elevation rainforests, where the forest becomes a little more open. The eggs develop directly without a larval stage. It has been found in disturbed areas, such as along access roads created to support the hydroelectric project in Parque Nacional Morne Trois Pitons.

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
2010

Assessor/s
Blair Hedges, Robert Powell

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 5,000km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Dominica.

History
  • 2004
    Endangered
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Population

Population
It is generally abundant, and fills the ecological niche occupied by Eleutherodactylus martinicensis at lower elevations.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
On Dominica, the montane forests are largely inaccessible and secure due to the rugged topography of the area. However, there is some degradation taking place in the south of the island due to small-scale farming and selective logging.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in several protected areas, but improved protection of habitat at lower elevations, particularly in the south, is needed.
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Wikipedia

Eleutherodactylus amplinympha

Eleutherodactylus amplinympha is a species of frog in the Leptodactylidae family. It is endemic to Dominica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It is locally known as the gounouj.

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