Catalog Number: USNM 166959
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: Cabo Rojo, 21 km NE of, Pedernales, Dominican Republic
Elevation (m): 457 to 457
- Paratype: Schwartz, A. 1971. Ann. Carnegie Mus. 43 (2): 26.
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2004Endangered (EN)
The Amphibian Ark Conservation Needs Assessment process identified this species as a candidate for ex situ research.
Barahona rock frog
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..
- IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Eleutherodactylus alcoae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Eleutherodactylus alcoae Schwartz, 1971". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
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