Eleutherodactylus casparii

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 is restricted to Cienfuegos Province, in Cuba, where it has been recorded from sea level up to 830m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits a wide variety of mesic situations, including natural forest and some anthropogenic habitats such as plantations, as well as introduced vegetation. This suggests that it is able to tolerate some alteration of its habitat, although it does require large trees. Eggs are laid on the ground, and it breeds by direct development.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation as a result of deforestation for agriculture, the development of tourism infrastructure, and the subsequent disturbance of the habitat due to tourist activities.

Conservation Actions

It is known from a few protected areas, although these areas do not provide sufficient protection for the species, and are in need of expansion and improved management.

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.


Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus casparii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29471A9500308. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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