Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Eleutherodactylus johnstonei Barbour, 1914
Common names: hylode de Johnstone (French)
Organism type: amphibian
Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the greenhouse frog, is a small anuran native to the Caribbean, which has invaded non-native Caribbean locations, the United States, and Mexico. Human-mediated dispersal through plants that are transported by nursery trade is the most common dispersal agent of this species to non-native area. High vagility in this capacity provides the greenhouse frog with increased opportunity to disperse to non-native areas far from its center of distribution.
agricultural areas, ruderal/disturbed, urban areas, wetlands
Native range: This species occurs on most of the Lesser Antilles. Within the Lesser Antilles it is unclear which populations are indigenous, and which are introduced (Global Amphibian Assessment, 2006).
Known introduced range: It has been introduced in many other regions including Jamaica, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Panama, Trinidad Island (Global Amphibian Assessment, 2006).
Compiled by: Interim profile: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Updates with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
Last Modified: Monday, 4 October 2010