Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Johnstone's Whistling Frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei

Photo: Michael Richardson

Classification

johnstonei [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Endemic to Lesser Antilles
    Natural distribution S. America
    Distribution description Widely distributed throughout the Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Bermuda, Curaçao, Trinidad, Guyana, Venzuela, Panama and England.
    Notes on presence status Introduced on Aruba (early 90's), Bonaire (1996?) and Curacao (late 70's, early 80's), probably from Venezuela (van Buurt, 2001).

    Publications

    • Bos, O.G., Bakker, P.A.J., Henkens, R., Debrot, A.O. 2018. Preliminary checklist of extant endemic species and subspecies of the windward Saba and the Saba Bank. 65. Wageningen Marine Research Report no. C067.18.
    • Buurt, G. van 2001. De amfibieën en reptielen van Aruba, Curaçao en Bonaire. 119 pp. Gerard van Buurt, Curaçao.
    • Buurt, G. van 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. Applied Herpetology 3: 307-321.
    • Buurt, G. van, & Debrot, A.O. 2012. Exotic and invasive terrestrial and freshwater animal species in the Dutch Caribbean. 1-37. IMARES, Wageningen.
    • CARMABI. Soorten- en exotenlijst. [link]
    • Jesse, W.A.M., Madden, H., Molleman, J., Wagensveld, T. van 2016. First recorded introduction for the Saba Anole (Anolis sabanus) and an overview of introduced amphibians and reptiles on St. Eustatius. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 23: 144-146.
    • Madden, H. 2015. Invasive species of St. Eustatius. 39 pp. STENAPA.
    • Powell, R. 2006. Conservation of the herpetofauna on the Dutch Windward Islands: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. Applied Herpetology 3: 293-306.
    • Powell, R., Henderson, R.W. & Parmerlee, J.S. Jr. 2005. The Reptiles and Amphibians of the Dutch Caribbean: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. 192 pp. STENAPA.
    • Powell, R., Henderson, R.W., Parmerlee, J.S. jr. 2015. The Reptiles and Amphibians of the Dutch Caribbean: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. Second edition, revised and expanded Nature Guide Series, No. 004: 343. Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean..
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological Inventory of Saba. 87 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Schwartz, A. 1967. Frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus in the Lesser Antilles. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 24: 1-62.
    • Schwartz, A. 1969. The Antillean Eleutherodactylus of the Auriculatus group. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 30: 99-115.
    • Wagensveld, T. van, Kluskens, B. 2017. Guide to the monitoring of reptiles and amphibians of St. Eustatius. 40. Stichting RAVON. [link]
    • Yokoyama, M. 2010. The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin. 129 pp. sxm wildlife.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2013. The Incomplete guide to the wildlife of Saint Martin. Revised and expanded second edition. 131. sxm wildlife.