Eleutherodactylus klinikowskii

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 has a restricted range in the Sierra de los Organos and the Sierra del Rosario, Cuba. It has been recorded from 75-182m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in rocky areas, and sometimes retreats to terrestrial bromeliads in closed-canopy mesic forest; it has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It calls from rock crevices, or sometimes on vegetation. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.


It is moderately common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to the species is disturbance of its habitat by tourists.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes Parque Nacional Viñales, which is a well-managed protected area, and several nearby reserves.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


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


Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus klinikowskii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56693A11508050. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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