Eleutherodactylus limbatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus limbatus
Species Authority: (Cope, 1862)
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: Vulnerable 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 Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Cuba.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widely, but patchily, distributed through most of Cuba, at low to moderate elevations, from 50-1,150m asl. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 50
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1150
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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 a terrestrial species restricted to closed-canopy mesic and xeric forests, and is commonly heard calling from the ground. It lays a single egg under leaf-litter on the ground, and reproduction takes place by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is particularly susceptible to habitat disturbance due to livestock and subsistence agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes several protected areas, but many of these are in need of improved management.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2010. Eleutherodactylus limbatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56719A11523010. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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