This species is known from only a single locality in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, at an altitudinal range of 200-950m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in closed mesic forest, but also occurs in secondary forests. It is usually found in leaf-litter and it breeds by direct development.
This is a common species in suitable habitat.
The main threat to this species is habitat destruction due to agricultural expansion, woodcutting, disturbance from tourists, and infrastructure development.
The species does occur in the lower elevations of the Parque Nacional La Bayamesa, but there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. Maintenance of the remaining suitable habitat and improved protection of existing protected areas is essential.
Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus jaumei. In: IUCN 2014