Eleutherodactylus guanahacabibes


Taxonomy [top]

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Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus guanahacabibes
Species Authority: Estrada and Rodriguez, 1985

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 5,000km2, it is known from less than five localities, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, in western Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a restricted range in the Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, in extreme western Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level up to 20m asl.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in rocky areas and caves with high humidity in moist forest areas; it has not been recorded outside forest habitat. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due to infrastructure development; a road has recently been built directly through the habitat of the species, and the peninsula may become a landing point for cruise ships in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes, which is a well-protected area in Cuba. Protection of other tracts of suitable forest habitat where the species occurs is recommended.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus guanahacabibes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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