This species is restricted to Pinar del Río Province, in western Cuba. It has been recorded from sea level up to at least 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in rocky habitats and in the leaf-litter of moist forest, but has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.
It is common and abundant.
Major threats include habitat loss due to agriculture and infrastructure development for human settlement and tourism, and agricultural pollution.
It is known from several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Viñales, but most are in need of improved management and protection.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000km2, its range is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in western Cuba.
This species was elevated from subspecies status under Eleutherodactylus planirostris by Estrada and Hedges (1997a).
Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus goini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T29472A9500450. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T29472A9500450.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018