Peltophryne fustiger


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Peltophryne fustiger
Species Authority: (Schwartz, 1960)
Common Name/s:
English Western Giant Toad
Bufo fustiger Schwartz, 1960

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in western Cuba, west of Pinar del Río. It has been recorded from sea level up to 280m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs along stream banks and under rocks in various habitats such as broadleaf forest, grassland, savannah and agricultural areas. It can occur in disturbed habitats as long as the freshwater body remains undisturbed. Males call at creek sides while eggs are laid in still water, where the tadpoles also develop. In some regions it can be an explosive breeder
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Localized threats to this species include intensive agriculture, cattle grazing and agricultural pesticides; however, it is adaptable, and it is not believed to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes several protected areas, although these areas do not provide sufficient protection for the species.
Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Peltophryne fustiger. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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