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Eleutherodactylus albipes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ELEUTHERODACTYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Eleutherodactylus albipes
Species Authority: Barbour and Shreve, 1937

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 100km2, its range is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on Turquino Peak, Sierra Maestra, in Cuba, at 1,700-1,974m 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 occurs in high-elevation closed-canopy moist forest, and has not been recorded from disturbed forest. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Severe habitat destruction is taking place as a result of clear-cutting, charcoaling, agricultural expansion, disturbance from touristic activities, and infrastructure development for human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although its range is wholly within Parque Nacional Turquino and Parque Nacional la Bayamesa, these protected areas are in need of improved management.
Citation: Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus albipes. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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