Peltophryne florentinoi
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Moreno & Rivalta,2007 Especie nueva de sapo del genero Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae) de la Peninsula de Zapata. Solenodon, 6:60- 69.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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

Bufo florentinoi is only known from the type locality and its vicinities: Gironcito (224' 9.62" N, 811' 10.81" W), Playa Girón, Península de Zapata, Province of Matanzas, Cuba (Moreno and Rivalta 2007). The species occurs at 0 m asl (V. Rivalta pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The species lives in the karst subcoastal semideciduous forest. It is believed that during the day the toad hides within the karstic rocks. It is sympatric with Peltophryne peltocephala in the type locality (Moreno and Rivalta 2007). Playa Girón lies on the coastal lowland to the south of Matanzas province, where marine intrusions that probably can fill the holes where the species lives have frequently been reported (Rodríguez Schettino and Rivalta in press). The species has at least two types of acoustic emissions, during the night on exposed limestone rocks, or inside crevices between rocks (Hernández Quinta 2007; Alonso et al. 2007).


No population status information is available for this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Rising of the sea level caused by climatic change is considered to be a threat (Rodríguez and Rivalta in press).

Conservation Actions

The type locality is found within the "Ciénaga de Zapata" Biosphere Reserve, where there is an environmental education programme for children and adults (Rodríguez and Rivalta in press).

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because although it has only recently been described, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and the marine intrusions predicted for the type locality will likely cause the loss of part of the species' habitat.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Peltophryne peltocephala group. Peltophryne florentinoi is identified using a combination of morphological features, colour patterns and results from protein electrophoresis (Moreno and Rivalta 2007).


Vilma Rivalta 2008. Peltophryne florentinoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135861A4212829. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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