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.
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.
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
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T29471A9500308.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018