Interim profile, incomplete information
Location Specific Impacts:
Threat to endangered species: On Basse-Terre, Eleutherodactylus johnstonei is thought to compete with two endemic hylodes (Kaiser, 1997). The introduced E. johnstonei might be a competitor, and appears to be displacing the 'endangered' endemic hylode (see Eleutherodactylus pinchoni in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) (Hedges et al. 2004b). According Breuil (2002), E. pinchoni is now confined to the most humid forest areas of the island.
Threat to endangered species: Eleutherodactylus johnstonei is a colonising frog that takes advantage of disturbed habitats created by human activities. It competes for habitat with the 'near threatened' indigenous hylode (see Eleutherodactylus martinicensis in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) (Breuil and Ibéné, 2004), and appears to be replacing this species in open areas (Hedges et al 2004a).