Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos

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Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Eleutherodactylidae
Genus: Eleutherodactylus
Subgenus: Euhyas
Species: E. pentasyringos
Binomial name
Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos
Schwartz and Fowler, 1973

Eleutherodactylus pantoni ssp. pentasyringos Schwartz and Fowler, 1973
Euhyas pentasyringos (Schwartz and Fowler, 1973)

Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos is a species of frog in the Eleutherodactylidae family endemic to Jamaica.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species occurs in the north of the Blue Mountains and the John Crow Mountains, extending to the north-eastern coast of Jamaica. They are found at the attitudinal range is from sea level to 1,275m asl.[1][2] It is found in mesic forests (montane rainforest, wet limestone forest, elfin woodland) in rocky areas of this region. The range is limited and its forest habitat is declining rapidly due to agriculture, human settlement, and logging. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development. The population of the species is decreasing and is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hedges, B. (2004). "Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Eleutherodactylus pentasyringos Schwartz and Fowler, 1973". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 April 2015.