Eleutherodactylus parapelates

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Eleutherodactylus parapelates
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Eleutherodactylidae
Genus: Eleutherodactylus
Species: E. parapelates
Binomial name
Eleutherodactylus parapelates
Hedges & Thomas, 1987

Eleutherodactylus parapelates is a species of frog in the Eleutherodactylidae family endemic to the Massif de la Hotte, southwestern Haiti. It is sometimes referred to as the Casillon robber frog (though its type locality is "Castillon").[2] Its natural habitats are tropical closed forests. It is a fossorial species. Males call from shallow, underground chambers, and also the eggs are laid underground.[1]

Eleutherodactylus parapelates is threatened by habitat loss: its range is suffering from severe habitat destruction, primarily due to logging for charcoal production by local people and by slash-and-burn agriculture. Part of its range overlaps with the Pic Macaya National Park, but the park is not managed for conservation. It was formerly moderately common in suitable habitat but has now largely disappeared.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hedges, B.; Thomas, R. & Powell, R. (2010). "Eleutherodactylus parapelates". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Eleutherodactylus parapelates Hedges and Thomas, 1987". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 September 2014.