This species is only known from two small nearby sites, near Santa Cruz del Norte, La Havana Province, in Cuba. It has been recorded from around sea level.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found on limestone rocks and cliffs in open areas just beside the coast. The eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It is a very common species within its restricted range.
The species is restricted to an unprotected site close to an area of high human population density. Canadian tourist companies are planning the development of this part of the coast in the near future, and oil extraction activities are also taking place in this area.
The species is not currently found within any protected area and, although a proposed local protected area (Managed Flora Reserve of Canasí) will include its habitat, it is unclear whether or not this area, if designated, will be well managed.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in northern Cuba.
Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus blairhedgesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56466A11469913. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56466A11469913.en .Downloaded on 13 December 2018