Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus gundlachi
Species Authority: Schmidt, 1920
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(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 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southeastern Cuba.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a restricted range in the Sierra Maestra, the Sierra del Cobre, and the Sierra de la Gran Piedra, Cuba. The altitudinal range is 650-1,375m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 650
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1375
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is terrestrial and requires closed mesic forest. The species calls from the ground, and breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat destruction and loss due to agriculture, woodcutting, disturbance from tourist activities, and infrastructure development for human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although occurring in several protected areas, several of these are not well managed for biodiversity conservation and habitat loss is proceeding within the boundaries of these reserves. There is a clear need to improve and strengthen the management of these existing protected areas.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2010. Eleutherodactylus gundlachi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56642A11512696. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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