This species is restricted to Sierra Maestra and Macizo de Sagua-Baracoa, in eastern Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level to 1,515 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is generally associated with streams, but it can also be found far from streams, and is found under rocks or logs in predominantly riparian habitat in forest, shrubland and flooded grassland. It can also be found in disturbed habitats such as agricultural land and even urban areas if there are streams. It lays eggs under stones at the water's edge.
It is very common in suitable habitat.
Its stream habitat is particularly sensitive to habitat alteration from agricultural water pollution.
It occurs in several protected areas. Research is needed on its population trends and natural history.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Eleutherodactylus cuneatus. In: IUCN 2014