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Eleutherodactylus bresslerae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus bresslerae
Species Authority: Schwartz, 1960

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered 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 Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, the distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two isolated locations on the Maisi Peninsula in extreme eastern Cuba, including from the mouth of the Río Yumuri. Its altitudinal range is from 30-221m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: There are only a few records of this species, despite extensive efforts to locate it.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found on rocks and cliffs in closed hardwood forest, habitat within which it is moderately common. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The primary threats to the species include habitat degradation and loss due to subsistence agriculture and wood collecting, and moderate impacts from touristic activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in the Protected Landscape Maisi-Yumuri, but maintenance of other existing habitat within the range of this species is required.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus bresslerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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