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.
Habitat loss due to agricultural activities is the main threat.
Its range includes several protected areas, but most of these are in need of improved management for conservation.
Red List Status
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57030A11571364.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018