Eleutherodactylus leberi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus leberi
Species Authority: Schwartz, 1965

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(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 5,000 km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the northern foothills of Sierra Maestra, southeastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a restricted range in the northern foothills of the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, where it has a patchy distribution and ranges from 394-465m 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 is found in closed mesic forest including wet limestone forests. It calls from rock surfaces and from trees, and breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat destruction from agricultural activities (mainly subsistence farming).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is included in a tiny provincial protected area, La Tabla, an "Area Protegida de Recursos Manejados".

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus leberi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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