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Eleutherodactylus wetmorei (Tiburon Whistling Frog)

Synonyms: Eleutherodactylus auriculatus wetmorei; Eleutherodactylus varians wetmorei; Eleutherodactylus wetmorei ceraemerus; Eleutherodactylus wetmorei wetmorei; Eleutherodactylus wetmorei williamsi

Wikipedia Abstract

Eleutherodactylus wetmorei is a species of frog in the Eleutherodactylidae family. It is endemic to Hispaniola and occurs in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Specifically, it occurs on the Tiburon Peninsula (Haiti) and east to the Massif de la Selle in the southwestern Dominican Republic, and on the Massif du Nord in north-central Haiti east to west-central Dominican Republic. Its natural habitats are mesic broadleaf forests. It is an arboreal species occurring bromeliads and other plants, and also in leaf axils of bananas plantations. Eggs are laid in bromeliads. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by logging and agriculture. It is known from several protected areas, but most of them are in need of better management.
View Wikipedia Record: Eleutherodactylus wetmorei


Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Eleutherodactylus wetmorei

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.36
EDGE Score: 3.72


Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  1.614 inches (4.1 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Enriquillo wetlands Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Hispaniolan dry forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Hispaniolan moist forests Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. Yes

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0