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Peltophryne taladai

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Peltophryne taladai
Species Authority: (Schwartz, 1960)
Common Name(s):
English Cuban Spotted Toad
Synonym(s):
Bufo taladai Schwartz, 1960

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent and quality of its habitat in Cuba is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in central and eastern Cuba from sea level up to 560m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in lowland mesic broadleaf forests and cultivated fields (providing farming is not too intensive). Males call in streams and shallow creeks, and eggs are laid in permanent water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to intensive agriculture (livestock, sugarcane), charcoaling, and nickel mining. Pollution from agricultural pesticides is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Peltophryne taladai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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