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Eleutherodactylus principalis 

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Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Eleutherodactylidae

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus principalis Estrada & Hedges, 1997
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): Blair Hedges, 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, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in eastern Cuba.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a restricted range in the upland regions of Holguin and Guantanamo Provinces, eastern Cuba, with an altitudinal range from 300-1,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population:It is moderately common within suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is arboreal in mesic closed forests, and breeds by direct development.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although it occurs in Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt, habitat loss is proceeding even within the reserve borders, and there is therefore a need for improved and strengthened management of this protected area.

Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz. 2004. Eleutherodactylus principalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T7455A12832214. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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