Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus Schwartz, 1960
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(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 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 Granma Province, eastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality: La Cantera, Miranda, Granma Province, eastern Cuba. Its altitudinal range is from 100-270m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:Only about 20 specimens of this species have ever been collected, and despite surveys and field collections in surrounding areas, it has not been found elsewhere.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found on rocks and cliff bases in closed mesic forest. Breeding is by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is habitat loss due to mining and smallholder agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and immediate protection of the remaining habitat at the type locality is urgently required.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56851A11545260. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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