This species has a restricted range and patchy distribution on the Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, Alturas de la Habana-Matanzas, and Isla de Juventud, in Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level up to 381m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in rocky areas, coastal cliffs and caves in mesic forest. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat, and it breeds by direct development.
It is considered to be uncommon, and is usually only seen in suitable habitat from June to October.
The major threat is habitat disturbance from tourist activities and infrastructure development for tourism.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Guanahacabibes, which is a well-protected area, as well as several other protected areas.
Red List Status
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 forest habitat in western Cuba.
Some historic records of Eleutherodactylus pinarensis might refer to juveniles of E. klinikowskii, and so are not included here (L. Díaz pers. comm.).
Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus pinarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56859A11546138. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56859A11546138.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018