Peltophryne florentinoi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Peltophryne florentinoi (Moreno & Rivalta, 2007)
Bufo florentinoi Moreno and Rivalta, 2007
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).
Taxonomic Notes: In the Peltophryne peltocephala group. Peltophryne florentinoi is identified using a combination of morphological features, colour patterns and results from protein electrophoresis (Moreno and Rivalta 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Vilma Rivalta
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Critically Endangered because although it has only recently been described, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and the marine intrusions predicted for the type locality will likely cause the loss of part of the species' habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bufo florentinoi is only known from the type locality and its vicinities: Gironcito (224' 9.62" N, 811' 10.81" W), Playa Girón, Península de Zapata, Province of Matanzas, Cuba (Moreno and Rivalta 2007). The species occurs at 0 m asl (V. Rivalta pers. comm. 2008).
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Population [top]

Population:No population status information is available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species lives in the karst subcoastal semideciduous forest. It is believed that during the day the toad hides within the karstic rocks. It is sympatric with Peltophryne peltocephala in the type locality (Moreno and Rivalta 2007). Playa Girón lies on the coastal lowland to the south of Matanzas province, where marine intrusions that probably can fill the holes where the species lives have frequently been reported (Rodríguez Schettino and Rivalta in press). The species has at least two types of acoustic emissions, during the night on exposed limestone rocks, or inside crevices between rocks (Hernández Quinta 2007; Alonso et al. 2007).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Rising of the sea level caused by climatic change is considered to be a threat (Rodríguez and Rivalta in press).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is found within the "Ciénaga de Zapata" Biosphere Reserve, where there is an environmental education programme for children and adults (Rodríguez and Rivalta in press).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
  Subject to recent education and awareness programmes:Yes
11. Climate change & severe weather -> 11.4. Storms & flooding
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats

Bibliography [top]

Alonso, R., Rodríguez, A. and Márquez, R. 2007. Guía sonora de los anfibios de Cuba. Alosa sons de la Natura, Barcelona.

Hernández Quinta, M. 2007. Llamadas de anuncio y liberación de Bufo florentinoi (Anura: Bufonidae): un endémico de la Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba. Facultad de Biología, Universidad de La Habana.

Moreno, L.V., and Rivalta, V. 2007. Especie nueva de sapo del género Bufo (Anura Bufonidae) de la Península de Zapata, Cuba. Solenodon 6: 60-69.

Rodríguez Schettino, L., and Rivalta González, V. In press. Efectos probables del aumento del nivel del mar sobre la herpetofauna de la Reserva de la Biosfera Ciénaga de Zapata, Matanzas, Cuba. Poeyana 49.

Citation: Vilma Rivalta. 2008. Peltophryne florentinoi. In: . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135861A4212829. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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