Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus acmonis
Species Authority: Schwartz, 1960
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Guantanamo Province, Cuba, with an altitudinal range of 30-1,150m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon even in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in mesic hardwood forests on the ground and in rock crevices. Eggs are laid on the ground and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by habitat degradation and deforestation due to agriculture, subsistence farming, charcoaling, and tourism (both because of infrastructure development and the impact from tourists).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, although these are in need of improved and strengthened management.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus acmonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56391A11460741. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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