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Eleutherodactylus tetajulia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus tetajulia
Species Authority: Estrada and Hedges, 1996

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
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 at Macizo de Sagua-Baracoa, eastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a restricted range in Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt, Cuba, occurring at an altitude of 300-600m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species, found only in closed mesic forests, and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat destruction and deforestation, as a result of the impacts of subsistence farming and charcoaling. Mining within the park might also pose a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although it occurs in the Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt, the area is not effectively managed and most of the threats are taking place within the park's boundaries. Improved management and protection of this area is essential to ensure the persistence of this species.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus tetajulia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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