Eleutherodactylus zugi

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 del Rosario, the Sierra de Camarones, and Pan de Matanzas, in western and central Cuba. It has been recorded from 155-390m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species found in mesic broadleaf forest, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. At the Sierra de Camarones locality it is found on rocks. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.


It is a rare species; in several decades of field work B. Hedges (pers. comm.) encountered it only once.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture, infrastructure development for human settlement, and tourism; agricultural pollution may also be having a negative impact on populations.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas, but many of these are in need of improved management.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


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


Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus zugi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57069A11576647. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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