Eleutherodactylus varians

Subgenus: Eleutherodactylus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cuba


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is widespread in Cuba, including the Isla de Juventud. It has been recorded from sea level up to 845m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an arboreal species sometimes found in bromeliads, but also outside bromeliads, in mesic forest. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat. Males call from tree branches and leaves, and eggs are laid in bromeliads. Breeding takes place by direct development.


It is moderately common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat loss due to agricultural activities is the main threat.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas, but most of these are in need of improved management for conservation.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its range is severely fragmented, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining in Cuba.


Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus varians. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57030A11571364. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018


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