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: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-02-18
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Hedges, B., Garcia Moreno, J. & Diaz, L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Garcia Moreno, J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

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 280 m 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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized

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. Research is needed on its population trends and natural history.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Peltophryne fustiger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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