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Eleutherodactylus pinarensis

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 and patchy distribution on the Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, Alturas de la Habana-Matanzas, and Isla de Juventud, in Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level up to 381m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in rocky areas, coastal cliffs and caves in mesic forest. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat, and it breeds by direct development.

Population

It is considered to be uncommon, and is usually only seen in suitable habitat from June to October.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is habitat disturbance from tourist activities and infrastructure development for tourism.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes, which is a well-protected area, as well as several other protected areas.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in western Cuba.

Taxonomic Notes

Some historic records of Eleutherodactylus pinarensis might refer to juveniles of E. klinikowskii, and so are not included here (L. Díaz pers. comm.).

Citation

Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus pinarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56859A11546138. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56859A11546138.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018

 

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