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Eleutherodactylus symingtoni

Subgenus: Syrrhophus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status Critically Endangered (Cuban Conservationn Action Management Plan)
Regional Status None

 

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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cuba

 

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This species is endemic to Cuba and is restricted to six localities in the western part of Cuba. It inhabits caves and rocky shelters in montane forests of Pinar del Rio and La Habana provinces (Gomez and Alonso 2000).

Trends and Threats
It is believed that less than 250 adults remain, with a probability of extinction that exceeds 50% in the next 20 years (Gomez and Alonso 2000).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Predators (natural or introduced)

References

Gomez, A. R., and Alonso, R. (2000). ''Threatened amphibians of Cuba.'' Froglog, 2000(37), 5-6.



Written by Vance Vredenburg (vancev AT socrates.berkeley.edu), mvz
First submitted 2000-10-11
Edited by AW team (2002-01-11)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Eleutherodactylus symingtoni <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3232> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



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