Eleutherodactylus ronaldi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus ronaldi Schwartz, 1960
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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 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 forest habitat in southeastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a restricted and very patchy range in the Sierra Maestra and Macizo de Sagua-Baracoa, Cuba. Its altitudinal range is from 212-1,060m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in primary and secondary mesic forest. Males call from shrubs and small trees. It breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is taking place, even in protected areas, as a result of agriculture, wood cutting, disturbance from tourists, and infrastructure development for human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Turquino and Parque Nacional La Bayamesa, but there is a need for improved management of these areas for conservation.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus ronaldi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56922A11554203. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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