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Eleutherodactylus simulans 

Scope: Global
Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus simulans Diaz and Fong, 2001
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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Luis Díaz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in eastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality in Arroyo Bueno, La Melba, Holguin Province in eastern Cuba, at less than 200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population:It is uncommon even in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on riverbanks along streams and in the leaf-litter in secondary forest. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat destruction due to human settlements and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt, but this area is in need of improved management for biodiversity conservation.

Citation: Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus simulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56968A11561298. . Downloaded on 18 October 2017.
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