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Eleutherodactylus jaumei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus jaumei
Species Authority: Estrada and Alonso, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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 Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southeastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from only a single locality in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, at an altitudinal range of 200-950m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in closed mesic forest, but also occurs in secondary forests. It is usually found in leaf-litter and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is habitat destruction due to agricultural expansion, woodcutting, disturbance from tourists, and infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species does occur in the lower elevations of the Parque Nacional La Bayamesa, but there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. Maintenance of the remaining suitable habitat and improved protection of existing protected areas is essential.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus jaumei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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