Eleutherodactylus intermedius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus intermedius Barbour & Shreve, 1937
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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a restricted range in the Sierra Maestra and the Sierra del Cobre, Cuba. Its altitudinal range is 454-1,880m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):454
Upper elevation limit (metres):1880
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Population [top]

Population:The species is uncommon even in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs only in moist closed forest, and breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Turquino and Parque Nacional La Bayamesa, but there is no management of these areas for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed even within the park boundaries. Improved and strengthened management of these existing protected areas is necessary.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2010. Eleutherodactylus intermedius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56674A11501507. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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