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Peltophryne guentheri
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is widely but patchily distributed in southern, central, and northern and north-western Hispaniola (both Haiti and Dominican Republic): Plaine du Nord-Valle de Cibao, Valle de San Juan, and Plaine du Cul de Sac-Valle de Neiba. The altitudinal range is from 40m below sea level up to 107m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in dry lowland valleys, in both mesic and xeric areas, retreating under rocks and logs. Males call from rain-flooded areas, and eggs are laid in still water. The species breeds year round in some areas. It is occasionally found near water with heavy concentrations of sulphur.

Population

In suitable habitats, this species can be found all year round. However, according to B. Hedges (pers. comm.) the species is infrequently encountered.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threats to this lowland species are habitat loss, due to both livestock grazing and selective logging, and agricultural pollution.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Sixto Inchaustegui, Marcelino Hernandez, Robert Powell 2004. Peltophryne guentheri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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