Cuban pine toad
|Cuban pine toad|
Bufo cataulaciceps Schwartz, 1959
The Cuban pine toad or Schwartz's Caribbean toad (Peltophryne cataulaciceps, in Spanish sapito de las sabanas arenosas) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to Cuba and found in western Cuba and on the Isla de la Juventud, below 70 m (230 ft) asl. Its natural habitats are savannas with pinewood and palms, with sandy soils. Breeding takes place in temporary pools, flooded pastures, and other shallow bodies of standing water; it can be abundant at breeding aggregations, but is otherwise hard to see. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by agriculture and sand extraction. Its habitat is also threatened by invasive tree Dichrostachys cinerea.
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