AmphibiaWeb - Eleutherodactylus symingtoni
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Eleutherodactylus symingtoni
Western Spiny Frog
Subgenus: Syrrhophus
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status Critically Endangered (Cuban Conservationn Action Management Plan)
Regional Status None
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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cuba

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).
This species is endemic to Cuba and is restricted to six localities in the western part of Cuba. It inhabits caves and rocky shelters in montane forests of Pinar del Rio and La Habana provinces (Gomez and Alonso 2000).

Trends and Threats
It is believed that less than 250 adults remain, with a probability of extinction that exceeds 50% in the next 20 years (Gomez and Alonso 2000).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Predators (natural or introduced)

References

Gomez, A. R., and Alonso, R. (2000). ''Threatened amphibians of Cuba.'' Froglog, 2000(37), 5-6.



Originally submitted by: Vance Vredenburg (first posted 2000-10-11)
Edited by: AW team (2002-01-11)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Eleutherodactylus symingtoni: Western Spiny Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3232> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 7, 2021.



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