Eleutherodactylus varians 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus varians (Gundlach & Peters, 1864)
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: 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 20,000km2, its range is severely fragmented, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining in Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread in Cuba, including the Isla de Juventud. It has been recorded from sea level up to 845m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is moderately 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 an arboreal species sometimes found in bromeliads, but also outside bromeliads, in mesic forest. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat. Males call from tree branches and leaves, and eggs are laid in bromeliads. Breeding takes place by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to agricultural activities is the main threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus varians. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57030A11571364. . Downloaded on 23 July 2018.
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