This species is known from only a single locality in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, at an altitudinal range of 200-950m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in closed mesic forest, but also occurs in secondary forests. It is usually found in leaf-litter and it breeds by direct development.
This is a common species in suitable habitat.
The main threat to this species is habitat destruction due to agricultural expansion, woodcutting, disturbance from tourists, and infrastructure development.
The species does occur in the lower elevations of the Parque Nacional La Bayamesa, but there is no management of this area for conservation, and the habitat continues to be destroyed. Maintenance of the remaining suitable habitat and improved protection of existing protected areas is essential.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southeastern Cuba.
Blair Hedges, Luis Díaz 2004. Eleutherodactylus jaumei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56682A11504390. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56682A11504390.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019