Eleutherodactylus riparius

Subgenus: Euhyas
family: Eleutherodactylidae
subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 an island-wide distribution in Cuba, excluding the extreme east. It has been recorded from sea level up to 830 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in riparian and aquatic habitats in forests, shrubland and flooded grassland, and habitats disturbed by agricultural and urban activities, as long as there are streams or swamps. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.


It is a common species in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Water pollution and habitat loss from agriculture, and infrastructure development for human settlement is a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes several protected areas. Research is needed on its population trends and natural history

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and presumed stable population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was confused with Eleutherodactylus sierramaestrae prior to its description.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Eleutherodactylus riparius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T56917A56055054. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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