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Eleutherodactylus emiliae

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES
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

This species is restricted to the Sierra de Trinidad, Cuba, from 350-830m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial inhabitant of closed-canopy, humid forests, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.

Population

It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, the development of tourism infrastructure, and the disturbance of the habitat from tourist activities.

Conservation Actions

It is known from a few protected areas, although these areas do not provide sufficient protection for the species, and there is a need to provide more adequate protection of the remaining forest habitat.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)

Rationale

Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000km2, its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Cuba.

Citation

Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus emiliae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56578A11485506. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56578A11485506.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018

 

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