Eleutherodactylus goini 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus goini
Species Authority: Schwartz, 1960
Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Schwartz, 1965) subspecies goini
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was elevated from subspecies status under Eleutherodactylus planirostris by Estrada and Hedges (1997a).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its range is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in western Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to Pinar del Río Province, in western Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level up to at least 700m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is common and abundant.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in rocky habitats and in the leaf-litter of moist forest, but has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats include habitat loss due to agriculture and infrastructure development for human settlement and tourism, and agricultural pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known from several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Viñales, but most are in need of improved management and protection.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus goini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29472A9500450. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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