This species has a restricted range in the Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, in extreme western Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level up to 20m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in rocky areas and caves with high humidity in moist forest areas; it has not been recorded outside forest habitat. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.
It is moderately common in suitable habitat.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due to infrastructure development; a road has recently been built directly through the habitat of the species, and the peninsula may become a landing point for cruise ships in the future.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes, which is a well-protected area in Cuba. Protection of other tracts of suitable forest habitat where the species occurs is recommended.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2, it is known from less than five localities, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, in western Cuba.
Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus guanahacabibes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56636A11511323. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56636A11511323.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018