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Eleutherodactylus thomasi

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cuba

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species has a restricted range in the Sierra de Cubitas and the Sierra de Najasa, Pan de Matanzas, Sierra de Trinidad, in Cuba. It appears to have a relictual and patchy distribution. It has been recorded from sea level up to 390m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found on large rocks and in caves in broadleaf forest (mesic or semi-xeric), and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.

Population

It is an uncommon species that is difficult to find outside appropriate weather conditions.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture (smallholder farming) and mining.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas, but there is often insufficient management of these areas for conservation, and the habitat continues to be degraded. More effective management of these protected areas is required to ensure the long-term survival of this species.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus thomasi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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