Eleutherodactylus blairhedgesi


Taxonomy [top]

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Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus blairhedgesi
Species Authority: Estrada, Diaz and Rodriguez, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(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 Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in northern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from two small nearby sites, near Santa Cruz del Norte, La Havana Province, in Cuba. It has been recorded from around sea level.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species within its restricted range.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found on limestone rocks and cliffs in open areas just beside the coast. The eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is restricted to an unprotected site close to an area of high human population density. Canadian tourist companies are planning the development of this part of the coast in the near future, and oil extraction activities are also taking place in this area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not currently found within any protected area and, although a proposed local protected area (Managed Flora Reserve of Canasí) will include its habitat, it is unclear whether or not this area, if designated, will be well managed.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus blairhedgesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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