Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus etheridgei
Species Authority: Schwartz, 1958
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)+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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

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 occurrence:
Upper elevation limit (metres): 151
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Population [top]

Population: It is moderately common in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2010: e.T56590A11490043. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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