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Eleutherodactylus alcoae (Barahona Rock Frog)

Synonyms: Euhyas alcoae

Wikipedia Abstract

The Barahona rock frog or Hispaniola dwarf robber frog (Eleutherodactylus alcoae) is a species of frog in the Eleutherodactylidae family that is endemic to southern Hispaniola. It is found on the Barahona Peninsula of the Dominican Republic and immediately adjacent coastal area in Haiti. Its natural habitats are dry scrub forests; by day it retreats into caves and rock crevices. This frog is common in suitable habitat, but it is only known from three locations threatened by habitat loss. It occurs with the Jaragua National Park and Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, but significant habitat destruction occurs within these parks..
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Litters / Year [1]  1
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [1]  1.772 inches (4.5 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
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

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Jaragua National Park II 389614 Pedernales, Dominican Republic      
Sierra de Bahoruco National Park II 284441 Dominican Republic  

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 (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0