This species is restricted to Sierra Maestra and Macizo de Sagua-Baracoa, in eastern Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level to 1,515 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is generally associated with streams, but it can also be found far from streams, and is found under rocks or logs in predominantly riparian habitat in forest, shrubland and flooded grassland. It can also be found in disturbed habitats such as agricultural land and even urban areas if there are streams. It lays eggs under stones at the water's edge.
It is very common in suitable habitat.
Its stream habitat is particularly sensitive to habitat alteration from agricultural water pollution.
It occurs in several protected areas. Research is needed on its population trends and natural history.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and stable population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Eleutherodactylus cuneatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T56544A56053938. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T56544A56053938.en .Downloaded on 13 November 2018