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Eleutherodactylus etheridgei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus etheridgei
Species Authority: Schwartz, 1958

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-10
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 Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in eastern Cuba.
History:
2004 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo Province, in Cuba, from sea level up to 151m asl. It occurs on Guantanamo Naval Station and has only rarely been encountered outside this site.
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: It is moderately common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in xeric rocky regions at low elevations in mesic tropical forest, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Infrastructure development for human settlement and tourist facilities, as well as the disturbance of the habitat by tourists, is the major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known from two protected areas, and the naval station affords the species some level of protection.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2010. Eleutherodactylus etheridgei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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