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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1997

CRITICAL HABITAT: 260 acres in Puerto Rico designated in 2007

RECOVERY PLAN: 2004

RANGE: The Pandura range in southeastern Puerto Rico, west to Patillas/San Lorenzo

THREATS: Deforestation, construction and industrial development, runoff from the use of pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture, the use of caves as garbage dumps, and fire

POPULATION TREND: The population trend is unknown, but the species is extremely restricted in geographical distribution and occurs only on privately owned lands. All individual frogs are in fewer than five locations.

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